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It’s All About Your State of Mind: Brain State-Dependent Responses to Therapeutic Neuromodulation in Substance Use Disorders

Tonisha Kearney-Ramos
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tonisha Kearney-Ramos, PhD
Special Seminar

Tonisha Kearney-Ramos, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology in Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and the Division on Substance Use Disorders (SUD) at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). She is the Founding Co-Director of NYSPI's Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Core, for which she also serves as Training Director, Vice Chair of CUIMC's Smithers Foundation Addiction Research Pilot Grant program, and Affiliate Faculty at Columbia's Clinical Cognitive Computational Neuroscience (C3N) Center. As a clinical neuroscientist, her research focuses on using functional neuroimaging to study the neural encoding of cognition and behavior in substance addiction. Her work involves using network-based neuroimaging to identify brain biomarkers of cognitive and behavioral dysfunction in SUDs, in addition to assessing the impact of brain stimulation on brain organization and the utility of brain stimulation as a treatment for addiction. Her long-term research program is to develop multidisciplinary pipelines for the investigation of integrated therapeutic approaches for addiction and other psychiatric conditions, such as combined brain stimulation, pharmacotherapeutic, and psychosocial interventions.
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