Tamara Hershey, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

My interests fall within the domain of clinical and cognitive neuroscience. I have two major lines of research. One addresses the neural underpinnings of cognitive and mood dysfunction in diseases relevant to dopamine and the basal ganglia-thalamocortical pathways such as Parkinson disease, Tourette syndrome and essential tremor. The other addresses the effects of type 1 and type 2 diabetes on brain structure and function, particularly during development. Results from both lines of research have clinical and theoretical implications.