Maheen Mausoof Adamson, PhD, MHL

Clinical Professor (Affiliated) Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of medicine

Director Research, WOMEN, VA Palo Alto, CA

Senior Scientist, Rehabilitation, VA Palo Alto, CA

Dr. Maheen Mausoof Adamson completed her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Southern California and a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine.  She currently serves as Director of Research at the national Women’s Operational Military Exposure Network (WOMEN) center located at the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC),  Senior Scientist at Rehabilitation Center at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System (VAPAHCS), and Clinical Professor (Affiliated) in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Adamson has over 15 years of experience directing large diverse teams to develop and implement several multi-site and longitudinal studies utilizing innovative tools for neuroimaging, neuromodulation, genetics, proteomics, and behavioral performance for improving the lives of adults with traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, pain, and depression.



Dr. Adamson recently completed the Stanford Byer’s Biodesign Faculty Innovation Fellowship and a Masters of Science in Healthcare Leadership at Brown University’s  School of Public Health. Her overall focus is to employ healthcare innovations in translational neuroscience research to develop and enhance the current therapeutic approaches to provide evidence-based treatments to all, especially those who face healthcare access barriers.

Research Studies

Principal Investigator Dr. Adamson

Brown University


Dr. Adamson recently completed a Master's of Science in Healthcare Leadership Brown University’s School of Pubic Health. 

Byers Stanford Center Biodesign


Dr. Adamson and the team at Stanford Biodesign are working together to identify healthcare needs and invent novel health technologies to address them. The Center brings the world’s most promising minds to investigate, inspire, and innovate a healthier world for all.