Principal Investigators //

Faith Hanlon, PhD

Associate Professor of Translational Neuroscience

Faith Hanlon, PhD

Dr. Hanlon’s research focuses on investigating the neurobiological mechanisms underlying cognitive deficits in psychotic spectrum disorders (PSD). With the use of multimodal imaging (functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG)) and neuropsychological measures, she has examined relational memory, working memory, attention, sensory gating, and cognitive control deficits in PSD patients. As a clinical research scientist, Dr. Hanlon’s ultimate goal is to better understand the relationship between these cognitive/neurobiological deficits and everyday functioning in PSD patients, so that treatments or therapies may be developed to improve patients’ lives.

Dr. Hanlon is also investigating the neuropathology resulting from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Studies suggest that the life-long effects of concussion may be more severe than initially believed. Using different imaging modalities (fMRI and dMRI) and investigating both adult and pediatric patients, her work has shown that neuronal pathology may be present long after traditional outcome measures (e.g., neuropsychological testing) have returned to pre-morbid levels of functioning.

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