Christine Mac Donald, Ph.D.
James and Gaye Pigott Sports Health and Safety Endowed Chair
Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
Dr. Mac Donald is a UW Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and holds the James and Gaye Pigott Sports Health and Safety Endowed Chair. She has particular expertise in advanced MRI methods and the application of these imaging methods to concussion and traumatic brain injury. Her current research focus includes advanced neuroimaging evaluation of mild traumatic brain injury in the U.S. military, severe brain injury in adult civilians, and the distribution of brain injury in children, along with high resolution imaging for direct radiological-pathological correlations of traumatic brain injury via cadaveric imaging and in excised human brain specimens. For the past decade she has led large-scale, multi-center, international clinical research studies in the United States, Italy, Germany and Afghanistan. Since 2013 she has served as a grant panelist for the Department of Defense and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
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