Joining me is Dr. Kristen Willeumier. Dr. Willeumier is a neuroscientist with knowledge on how the brain is affected by health, nutrition and the impact of concussions. Dr. Willeumier served as the Director of Research for the Amen Clinics from 2009-2016 to help advance the research mission of exploring how brain SPECT imaging can transform clinical practice. She has authored or co-authored 52 scientific manuscripts in peer reviewed journals. Areas of published research include traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, attention deficit disorder, autism, biomarkers of suicide, obesity, gender differences in brain function, clinical outcomes, and brain rehabilitation. Together with Dr. Amen and colleagues, she led a clinical research trial investigating the long-term effects of repetitive subconcussive impacts in NFL football players. Subsequent work focused on therapeutic approaches to rehabilitate brain function in athletes. The current emphasis of her work is in investigating biomarkers for treatment of psychiatric disorders using machine learning applications.
Dr.Willeumier was a Senior Research Fellow of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) and is a member of the 2018 Scientific Committee for the SBMT 15th Annual World Brain Mapping Congress.