Emily L. Dennis, PhD


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Academic Information

  • Departments: Neurology - Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Neurocritical Care

Academic Bio

Dr. Dennis completed her neuroscience PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013 focusing on structural connectivity across development with Dr. Paul Thompson. She completed postdocs at the University of Southern California and the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and is now an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Utah. Her work focuses on the effect of traumatic brain injury on brain structure and connectivity and aims to better understand sources of variability in post-injury outcome. Along with Drs. Tate and Wilde, Dr. Dennis is a co-PI of the Brain Injury working group of the ENIGMA consortium (Enhancing NeuroImaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis)—a worldwide collaboration including 1400+ researchers in 43 countries seeking greater power to identify genetic influences on the brain and how numerous psychiatric and neurological disorders affect the brain. The ENIGMA Brain Injury working group currently has over 150 researchers involved across 10 different subgroups.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory, Harvard Medical School
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Postdoctoral Training Imaging Genetics Center, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Postdoctoral Scholar
Doctoral Training University of California, Los Angeles
Undergraduate Whitman College