Christine Fennema-Notestine

Dr. Fennema-Notestine is a cognitive neuroscientist with expertise in neuroimaging methods development and validation, clinical research neuroimaging, cognitive neuropsychology, and biomedical informatics.  She received her B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science and Psychology from UCSD, supported by graduate fellowships from the National Science Foundation and McDonnell-Pew Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.  Her post-doctoral work emphasized clinical applications and methods development of structural and functional neuroimaging techniques.  Dr. Fennema-Notestine’s subsequent roles in national, multi-site initiatives, including the Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN), led to critical methods evaluations and improved infrastructure for multi-site neuroimaging.  She also served as the Director of the BIRN Data Repository and continues to play a role in national initiatives that enable data sharing and integration. Currently, Dr. Fennema-Notestine directs methods development, validation, and multi-site studies in support of the neuroimaging characterization of HIV neuropathogenesis and other disorders through NIH funded initiatives.