Haleh Karbasforoushan, PhD, MS
VA Polytrauma Post Doctoral Fellow
- Dr. Haleh Karbasforoushan received her Master’s in Computer Science and Brain Modeling at University of Southern California.
- Followed by a few years at UCLA and Vanderbilt University using brain imaging methods to investigate morphological and functional brain changes in patients with schizophrenia and children with autism.
- Her PhD in neuroscience with a specialization in movement disorders at Northwestern University was funded by a NIH NRSA grant, used brain and spinal cord structural and functional MRI to investigate altered sensorimotor pathways involved in hand impairment post stroke.
- Dr. Karbasforoushan's research in stroke and psychiatric disorders have been published in journals such as Nature Communications and American Journal of Psychiatry.
- She currently is a post-doctoral research fellow at Stanford University and at the Adamson Lab, in addition to being a VA Polytrauma Postdoctoral Fellow.
- Her postdoctoral research uses advanced MRI and TMS techniques to investigate how brain stimulation can modulate brain functional activity and connectivity in treatment of traumatic brain injury, depression and fibromyalgia.