Kevin Bickart, MD, PhD

EDUCATION:

2016-2019: STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Neurology Residency 

2004-2015: BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
M.D./Ph.D. Anatomy & Neurobiology 

2012-2013: NORTHEASTERN AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Post-doctorate with Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD and Bradford C Dickerson, MD 

1999-2003: QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY
B.Sc., Psychobiology & Chemistry with honors 

INTERESTS:

Neurogenomics of social and emotional dysfunction in traumatic brain injury, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, neurodevelopmental disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases.

PUBLICATIONS:

Bickart, Greicius, et al., (in prep) Novel genetic drivers of large-scale corticolimbic networks centered on the amygdala. 

Bickart, Adamson, et al., (in prep) Aberrant  connectivity of large-scale corticolimbic networks centered on the amygdala in traumatic brain injury from three independent samples

Bickart, K.C., Dickerson*, B.C., Feldman Barrett*, L. (2014). The amygdala as a hub in the brain networks that support social life. Neuropsychologia 

Satpute, A.B., Kang, J., Bickart, K.C., Yardley, H., Wager, T.D., & Feldman Barrett, L. (2015). Involvement of sensory regions in affective experience: A meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psych.

Feldman Barrett, L., Bickart, K.C., Dickerson, B.C., (in prep). Affect as information in the brain: Intrinsic organization of the neural networks that process signals from the body 

Bickart, K.C., Hollenbeck, M., and McCaffrey, D.C. (in prep) Using player biology to measure team chemistry in college basketball. 

Touroutoglou, A., Bickart, K.C., Hollenbeck, M., Dickerson, B.C., and Feldman Barrett, L. (2014). Amygdala task-evoked activity and task-free connectivity independently contribute to feelings of arousal. Human Brain Mapping 

Bickart, K.C., Feldman Barrett, L., Brickhouse, M., Negreira, A., Sapolsky, D., Dickerson, B.C. (2013). Atrophy in distinct corticolimbic networks in frontotemporal dementia relates to social impairments measured using the Social Impairment Rating Scale. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 

Bickart, K.C., Hollenbeck, M., Feldman Barrett, L., Dickerson, B.C. (2012). Intrinsic amygdala-cortical connectivity predicts social network size in humans. Journal of Neuroscience 

Bickart, K.C., Wright, C.I., Dautoff, R.J., Dickerson, B.C., & Feldman Barrett, L. (2011). Amygdala volume and social network size in humans. Nature Neuroscience 

Kim, YH, Kim, DS, Hong, JH, Park, CH, Hua, N, Bickart, KC, Byun, WM, Jang, SH, (2008) Corticospinal tract location in internal capsule of human brain: diffusion tensor tractography and functional MRI study. Neuroreport 19: 817-820 

INVITED POSTERS/PRESENTATIONS:

Bickart, Greicius, et al., (2016) Novel genetic drivers of large-scale corticolimbic networks centered on the amygdala. OHBM, Geneva. 

Bickart, Adamson, et al., (2016) Aberrant  connectivity of large-scale corticolimbic networks centered on the amygdala in traumatic brain injury from two independent samples. OHBM, Geneva and DVBIC, Palo Alto VA

Bickart, K.C., Barrett, L.F., and Dickerson, B.C. (2014) The role of amygdala structure and connectivity in social cognition. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Boston, Ma 

Bickart, K.C. and McCaffrey, D.C. (2013) Using player biology to measure team chemistry. MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Boston, MA 

Bickart, K.C. and McCaffrey, D.C. (2013) The science of athlete development: Using analytics to track and improve athletes and teams. Professional Association of Athlete Development, NBA Headquarters, NYC 

Bickart, K.C., Barrett, L.F., Brickhouse, M., Negreira, A., Sapolsky, D., Dickerson, B.C. (2013). Atrophy in corticolimbic networks predicts social impairments in frontotemporal dementia. American Neuropsychiatric Association: Boston 

Bickart, K.C. (2012) The neuroanatomy of living and working in groups. Army Center for Enhanced Performance. Fort Bragg, NC 

Bickart, K.C., The social mind: Revealing brain research and what it means for social networks (2012). Google Headquarters, Mountain View, Ca 

Bickart, K.C., Wright, C.I., Dautoff, R.J., Dickerson, B.C., & Barrett, L.F. (2010). Amygdala volume and social network size in humans. Human Brain Mapping: Barcelona, 2010 

Bickart, K.C., Sauder, C.L., Ronen, I., Kim, D.S., & Putnam, K.M. (2009). Recruiting prefrontal and cingulate control over the amygdala: Perception of control and emotion. American Association of Anatomists: New Orleans  

LEADERSHIP:

2012-PRESENT: CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF SCIENTIST OF HEALTH TECH STARTUP, SYNCSTRENGTH, LLC
Applied scientific methods to the analysis of psychophysiological data from mobile devices in college and professional athletes to optimize individual and team performance 

2007-PRESENT: CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH STARTUP, IBELIEVE, LLC
Provided almost 100 face-to-face keynotes, workshops, and retreats on the neuroscience of teamwork and leadership to over 20,000 college students and athletes 

2006-2015: STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE, BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Served as liaison between student body and government to promote positive experiences for students to thrive throughout the medical training (e.g., initiated a peer mentoring program) 

2006-2008: MD/PHD CO-CHAIR, BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Organized and conducted student meetings, revised the program’s constitution to update its advising and organization structure, and coordinated panels with practicing physician-scientists 

2000-2003: PRESIDENT OF PSYCHOBIOLOGY CLUB, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY
Organized and conducted meetings and conferences for students to learn more about the latest findings and careers in psychobiology and medicine  

TEACHING:

2008-2012: LECTURER IN MICROBIOLOGY, NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
Taught three semesters of medical microbiology to optometry students 

2006-2012: TEACHING ASSISTANT, GROSS ANATOMY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Taught over 250 hours of gross anatomy to medical and dental students 

2006: TEACHER, ESL, SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL STUDIES UNIVERSITY, CHINA
Taught one summer of English to students of all ages in China 

2004: ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, BIOLOGY, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY, CONNECTICUT
Taught one semester of lab biology 

2003-2004: TEACHER, BIOLOGY, COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL, NEW JERSEY
Taught one year of biology to students with emotionally, behaviorally, and socially challenges