Dr. Grafton is the director of the UCSB Brain Imaging Center and co-director of the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies. Dr. Grafton determines how the human brain turns information into behavior. He pinpoints when decisions occur, when we become aware of them, and how they can be influenced by stress, pressure, and fatigue. He and his lab identify individual differences in brain connectivity which lead to differences in brain performance. In 2015, Dr. Grafton won the NFL’s Head Health Challenge. His lab has partnered with the UCSB women’s soccer team to quantify the effects of head impact on the structure of the brain. From these longitudinal studies, his team hopes to create new ways of detecting concussions, determining susceptibility to impact, and predicting outcome after injury. Training & awards: Dr. Grafton has degrees in Math & Psychobiology from UC Santa Cruz and an MD from USC. He completed residencies in Neurology & Nuclear Medicine at the University of Washington & UCLA. Before joining the faculty at UCSB, he developed brain imaging programs at USC, Emory, and Dartmouth.
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