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Christine Mac Donald

Christine Mac Donald

Research Director
Ph.D.

Dr. Mac Donald is an associate professor of neurological surgery at the UW School of Medicine and holds the James and Gaye Pigott Sports Health and Safety Endowed Chair. Since 2013 she has served as a grant panelist for the Department of Defense and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She has particular expertise in advanced MRI methods and the application of these imaging methods to concussion and traumatic brain injury. Her current research efforts include using advanced imaging techniques to evaluate concussion in the U.S. military, severe brain injury in adult civilians and the spectrum of brain injury in children with specific emphasis on co-occurring mental health conditions. For the past decade she has led large-scale, multi-center international clinical research studies in the United States, Italy, Germany and Afghanistan.

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