Namrata Das, PhD, MPH
Research Fellow, Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory
- Research Fellow in Psychiatry
Namrata Das, PhD, MPH, completed her medical training in India and a master’s in public health from Missouri State University. Her previous clinical experience underscored the large gap in knowledge and treatment regimens of Alzheimer’s disease due to multifactorial physiological changes in the brain, which led to the decision to enroll in a cognition and neuroscience PhD program at the School of Brain and Behavioral Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. At UT Dallas, her work focused on exploring the relationship between sleep, cognitive behavior, and neurometabolic changes in brain energy metabolism which examined using 31 phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy at 7-Tesla in cognitively normal adults, those with amnestic mild cognitive impairment, and mild Alzheimer’s disease.
Currently, Dr. Das is a NIDA T32 post-doctoral research fellow in drug misuse and brain imaging. Her work at McLean is focused on utilizing multimodal imaging techniques to improve our understanding of the neural correlates in the drug addiction participant and its association with cognitive performance.
Education & Training
- 2005 MBBS-MD, Kakatiya Medical School, India
- 2010 MPH, Missouri State University
- 2020 PhD in Cognition and Neuroscience, University of Texas at Dallas