Dr. Meghan Campbell is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University and completed her clinical neuropsychology internship at the Southwestern Clinical Psychology Internship program in New Mexico. She then went on to do her postdoctoral work at Washington University in St. Louis. Meghan was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Marquette before coming back to Washington University in St. Louis for her current position. Meghan is with us today to tell us about her journey through life and science.
In general, Dr. Campbell’s research falls within the category of Cognitive and Clinical Neuropsychology, with emphasis on the cognitive and behavioral sequelae associated with movement disorders, particularly Parkinson disease and Tourette Syndrome. Using a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates behavioral and neuroimaging techniques and principles from clinical science, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, Dr. Campbell’s research extends beyond the characterization of cognitive functioning in movement disorders in an effort to elucidate the mechanisms and underlying psychological and neurobiological processes. More specifically, Meghan is interested in developing a better understanding of how neuropsychological functions relate to the neuropathology, treatment, and comorbid psychiatric conditions of movement disorders. This research has important implications for the understanding and treatment of movement disorders, as well as the more general advancement of knowledge regarding the functions of the basal ganglia and frontal-striatal circuitry.