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Debra Babcock, MD., Ph.D.


Program Director, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience 

NIH/NINDS
Neuroscience Center, Room 2108
6001 Executive Blvd MSC 9521
Bethesda, MD 20892-9521

dbabcock@ninds.nih.gov
Specialties: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr. Debra Babcock joined the NINDS in 2005 as a Program Director in the Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster. Dr. Babcock received a B.A. in Behavioral Science from the University of Chicago. She subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Rush University followed by a M.D. from the University of Illinois. Her Medical Internship was completed at Loyola University and her Residency in Neurology at the University of Chicago. Following residency, Dr. Babcock’s interests in neuronal death and calcium imaging lead her to fellowships at the University of Chicago and at Washington University at St. Louis. While at Washington University, she also received fellowship training in Movement Disorders. While at Washington University, she also received fellowship training in Movement Disorders with Dr. Joel Perlmutter. After leaving Washington University, Dr. Babcock joined NIMH in 2001 as Program Director of the Neural Systems Psychopathology Program; in 2004, she took on additional responsibility as Acting Branch Chief of the Experimental Therapeutics Branch. She then moved to the NINDS where she is responsible for overseeing a research grant portfolio that focuses on basic and translational aspects of cognition and neuroimaging relevant to neurological disorders. In addition to her Program responsibilities, Dr. Babcock also serves as a staff Neurologist at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.


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Last Modified February 12, 2015