I received my BS in physics here at the University of Minnesota and my MS and PhD in nuclear physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Medium Energy Physics group at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL, and then completed my medical physics residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
I am a medical physicist with a research interest in applying novel magnetic resonance imaging methods to help understand the structural and functional differences in the brains of clinical populations. I am a member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
Within the University of Minnesota, I am a member of the 3T operations committee, which sets policy for the use of the 3-Tesla systems at the U’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR). I am also responsible for quality assurance monitoring of the 3T systems at CMRR and am available as a consultant to members of the 3T community. I am a Co-Investigator or collaborator on more than 140 unique ongoing or completed imaging studies involving more than three dozen principal investigators within the Department, two dozen principal investigators from other departments in the Medical School and University, and a dozen multicenter studies involving dozens of Universities from across the country.
- Design, implementation, acquisition, and analysis of research MRI protocols in the study of brain structure and function
(for academic support only)
In the Media
- 2022: Coauthor of a study featured (although not named) in this MIDB article: "First Study to Evaluate Neurobiological Predictors of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents".
Applying advanced MRI methods to better understanding structural and functional differences of the brains of clinical populations relative to controls. Developing MRI scanner quality assurance methods to quantify MRI scanner performance. Developing improved methods for performing Multi-center MRI experiments.