Research Contacts

Associate Dean for Research

Ronald Hickman, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN

Assistant Dean for Research

Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN

Assistant Dean for Research Administration

Margaret Roudebush

Assistant Director of the Center for Research & Scholarship

Sally Garrett Karyo

Grants Specialist

Danielle Bunkley

Research Data Manager

Johnny Sams

Acknowledging that the brain controls every aspect of our identity and how we respond to events around us, neuroscience researchers at the School of Nursing focus on brain and nervous system function.

We seek to define and characterize both physiological and behavioral symptoms of health, illness, and how the expression of those symptoms is modified by clinical interventions. Our collective programs of research include the study of disordered sleep, substance abuse, and neurodegenerative disease. Our investigations focus on identifying perturbations within neurochemical pathways that outwardly manifest as symptoms of excessive sleepiness, executive dysfunction, and enhanced propensity, or perhaps vulnerability, to substances of abuse. 

Check out our Neuroscience Laboratory Resources here. 

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