Behavioral Neuroscience

Most faculty are investigators in one or more research centers located at the Boston VA Medical Center: the Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center; the Memory Disorders Research Center; the Women’s Health Sciences Center; the Environmental Hazards Center; the PTSD Center; or the Substance Abuse Medication Center. Core faculty hold appointments in the Medical and Graduate Schools of Boston University, and many are senior research or clinical staff members of the Psychology, Neurology or Research Services of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston.

  • Martin Albert, MD, PhD
    Research interests: Language and the aging brain; aphasia
  • Rhoda Au, PhD
    Research interests: Normal and abnormal aging
  • Sanford H. Auerbach, MD
    Research interests: Sleep, Alzheimer’s disease
  • Helen Barbas, PhD
    Research interests: Neural basis of cognitive-emotional interactions
  • Marlene Oscar Berman, PhD
    Research interests: Alcoholism; cerebral laterality
  • Paul Black, MD
    Research interests: Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Gene Blatt, PhD
    Research interests: Autism
  • Christopher Brady, PhD
    Research interests: Communication disorders
  • Deborah J. Brief, PhD
    Research interests: Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Andrew Budson, MD
    Research interests: Alzheimer’s disease and aging
  • Domenic Ciraulo, MD
    Research interests: Substance abuse
  • Subimal Datta, PhD
    Research interests: Sleep and sleep disorders
  • Raymon Durso, MD
    Research interests: Parkinson’s disease; movement disorders
  • Michael Esterman, PhD
    Research interests: Attention; transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Patricia Fitzpatrick, PhD
    Research interests: Communication disorders
  • Terrell Gibbs, PhD
    Research interests: Pharmacology
  • Laura Grande, PhD
    Research interests: Traumatic brain injury
  • Ruth Greenberg, JD
    Research interests: Forensic neuropsychology
  • Scott Hayes, PhD
    Research interests: Neuroimaging
  • Robert Joseph, PhD
    Research interests: Autistic disorders
  • Danny Kaloupek, PhD
    Research interests: Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Terence M. Keane, PhD
    Research interests: Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Marcel Kinsbourne, MD
    Research interests: Brain laterality; consciousness; pediatric neurology
  • Conan Kornetsky, PhD
    Research interests: Pharmacology; reward systems of the brain
  • Maxine Krengel, PhD
    Research interests: Traumatic brain injury; neurotoxicology
  • Francesca LaVecchia, PhD
    Research interests: Traumatic brain injury
  • www.bumc.bu.edu/phys-biophys/people/faculty/levy/, PhD
    Research interests: Sensory systems
  • Jacqueline Liederman, PhD
    Research interests: Neurobehavioral disorders
  • Alan Mandell, MD
    Research interests: Normal and abnormal aging
  • Patrick McNamara, PhD
    Research interests: Parkinson’s disease; sleep disorders
  • Mark Moss, PhD
    Research interests: Aging; frontal brain systems
  • Margaret Naeser, PhD
    Research interests: Neuroimaging; aphasia
  • Clare O’Callaghan, RN, EdD
    Research interests: Attention deficit disorders; attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder; pervasive developmental disorder
  • Carole Palumbo, PhD
    Research interests: Neuroimaging; aphasia; aging/dementia; head injury
  • Thomas Perls, MD, MPH
    Research interests: Correlates of longevity in centenarians
  • Whitney Powers, PhD
    Research interests: Drug delivery systems
  • Penny Prather, PhD
    Research interests: Child neuropsychology
  • Marcia Ratner, PhD
    Research interests: Neurotoxicology
  • www.bumc.bu.edu/anatneuro/our-people/faculty/rosene/, PhD
    Research interests: Nonhuman modes of aging
  • Jean-Jacques R. Soghomonian, PhD
    Research interests: Basal ganglia and motor disorders
  • Paul Spiers, PhD
    Research interests: Forensic neuropsychology
  • Robert A. Stern, PhD
    Research interests: Dementias; traumatic brain injury; hypothyroidism
  • Chris Streeter, MD
    Research interests: Addictions
  • Louis Vachon, MD
    Research interests: Institutional Review Boards
  • Lucia Vaina, MD, PhD, DSc
    Research interests: Motion perception
  • Mieke H. Verfaellie, PhD
    Research interests: Memory disorders; cerebral laterality
  • Gloria S. Waters, PhD
    Research interests: Acquired language disorders; psycholinguistic assessment; effects of deafness on word recognition and reading ability
  • Roberta F. White, PhD
    Research interests: Environmental hazards; toxicology; assessment
  • Irina Zhdanova, PhD
    Research interests: Circadian rhythms
  • Charles Zucker, PhD
    Research interests: Neurotransmitters; retinal functioning