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Brenna Cathleen McDonald, Psy.D., MBA

Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
Indiana University School of Medicine

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Dr. McDonald joined the Department of Radiology faculty in February 2007 as part of the IU Center for Neuroimaging. Her primary research interests are in structural and functional imaging of pediatric populations, particularly those with neurological or neurodevelopmental disorders and children at risk for neuropsychiatric disorders.

Education/Training

Graduate: Psy.D. and M.B.A., Widener University
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth University
 

Selected Publications

  1. McAllister, T.W., Flashman, L.A., McDonald B.C., Saykin A.J. (2006). Mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction after mild and moderate TBI (MTBI): Evidence from functional MRI and neurogenetics. Journal of Neurotrauma, 23, 1450-1467.

  2. Duhaime AC, Saykin AJ, McDonald BC, Dodge CP, Eskey CJ, Darcey TM, Grate LL & Tomashosky P. (2006). Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Primary Somatosensory Cortex in Piglets. J Neurosurgery (4 Suppl Pediatrics) 104:259-264. 

  3. McDonald B, Saykin AJ, Williams JM, Assaf B. fMRI Wada Test: Prospects for Presurgical Mapping of Language and Memory (2005). In: Faro SH, Mohamed FB, eds. Functional MRI. New York: Springer, pp. 279-315. 

  4. McAllister TW, Ahles TA, Saykin AJ, Ferguson RJ, McDonald BC, Lewis LD, Flashman LA, Rhodes CH. Cognitive effects of cytotoxic cancer chemotherapy: predisposing risk factors and potential treatments. Current Psychiatry Reports, 6(5):364-71, 2004 Oct. 

  5. Wishart, H.A., Saykin, A.J., McDonald, B.C., Mamourian, A.C., Flashman, L.A., et al. (2004). Brain activation patterns associated with working memory in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 62: 234-238.

Selected Abstracts 

  1. Cleavinger, H.B., McDonald, B.C., Goldstein, J.D., Jobst, B.C., Thadani, V.M., Williamson, P.D., Roberts, D.W., Mamourian, A.C., Saykin, A.J. (2006). Material specific patterns of brain activation during novelty detection in temporal lobe epilepsy. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, February. 
  2. McDonald, B.C., Wishart, H.A., Saykin, A.J., DeViva, K.R., Flashman, L.A., Roth, R.M., MacDonald, J.W., Mamourian, A.C. Fadul, C.E., & Kasper, L.H. (2006). Thalamic atrophy predicts cognitive functioning in relapsing-remitting MS. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA. 

  3. Saykin, A.J., McDonald, B.C., Ahles, T.A., Chesnut, L.A., Wang, P.J., Furstenberg, C.F., Horrigan, S.A., Mamourian, A.C. (2006). Altered Brain Activation Following Systemic Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: Interim Analysis from a Prospective fMRI Study. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, February. 

  4. Saykin, A.J., McAllister, T.W., Flashman, L.A., McDonald, B.C., Wishart, H.A., Guerin, S.J., Rhodes C.H., Tsongalis, G.J. (2006). Allocation of Memory Processing Resources after Mild TBI: Integrating Imaging, Pharmacologic Challenge and Genetic Approaches to Mechanism. Invited symposium presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, February.

Last update: 10/03/2013