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Instructor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Bio My research aims to understand the central mechanisms of chronic pain disorders such as migraine and facial pain by combining structural and functional MRI methods, sensory testing, and subjective measures of pain perception and affect. I am also interested in understanding how effective treatment strategies impact brain measures relative to changes in clinical symptoms. Other ongoing collaborative projects focus on clinical trials and translational projects to assess novel non-invasive neuromodulation approaches for the treatment of chronic pain and depression, central mechanisms of pain in individuals with chronic Lyme disease, and individual differences in hypnotizability.
Teaching roles include Co-Director for the Neuroscience, Behavior, and Cognition (NBC) Scholarly Concentration, part of a required structured program of study in the medical student curriculum, and Co-Instructor for ANES 215, a required course in the Department of Anesthesia for medical students enrolled in the NBC Scholarly Concentration.
Gayle Deutsch, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Professor (Affiliated) [Shc], Neurology
Current Role at Stanford Clinical Professor (Affiliated) Stanford Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Lauren Drag, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) [Shc], Neurology
Bio Lauren Drag, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor(Affiliated) in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona. Dr. Drag is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
She completed a clinical internship in neuropsychology at the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Michigan Healthcare System. Prior to coming to Stanford, she was a researcher at the VA Palo Alto Medical Center and served as Director of the Neuropsychology Area of Emphasis at Palo Alto University. Dr. Drag’s research interests are in cognitive aging and traumatic brain injury.