Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Full Time Faculty
Colleen A. Hanlon, Ph.D.
An Associate Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, the overarching theme of Dr. Hanlon’s research interest includes imaging and harnessing the neuroplastic properties of the brain that lead to reorganization of function and response to injury. Dr. Hanlon’s primary area of research is in addiction, in which she is currently using functional and structural brain imaging techniques, along with transcranial magnetic stimulation, to investigate cortico-striatal connectivity in chronic cocaine users. As a faculty member of the Center for Biomedical Imaging, she is also involved in several projects that involve quantification of aberrant neural circuitry in Tourette Syndrome, opiate dependence, nicotine dependence, post-traumatic stress disorder, and inchronic stroke patients. Recipient of a National Institute of Drug Addiction Outstanding Early Career Investigator award, Dr. Hanlon performed her doctoral research in the Department of Neurobiology at Duke University and did a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Linda Porrino in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
|Clinical and/or Research Expertise|
Addiction, neuroimaging, brain stimulation, research, cocaine, alcohol, post-traumatic stress disorder, Tourette Syndrome, stroke