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Dr. Eleanna Varangis

Eleanna Varangis, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Kinesiology

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Dr. Varangis is a cognitive neuroscientist who studies the effects of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on brain and cognitive health across the adult lifespan. She completed her PhD in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her dissertation research focused on the long-term effects of football-related concussions on cognitive performance, white matter integrity, and functional connectivity during an episodic memory task in middle-adulthood. Her postdoctoral research at Columbia University’s Taub Institute explored similar relationships among cognitive performance and functional connectivity during both rest and task periods in healthy adults across the adult lifespan. Now, her research utilizes cognitive assessments and functional magnetic resonance imaging both at rest as well as during a cognitive task in order to probe ways in which mTBI affects neurocognitive function across both short- and long-term timescales.

Education

PhD in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina