• 872 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
19972020

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Area of Expertise

My laboratory is interested in studying how people with mild brain trauma, mood problems, medical diseases, and/or addiction problems will react to treatments and how their responses to treatment might differ among others without such problems. We are also interested in studying the brain and biology of those with mild brain trauma, mood problems, medical diseases, and/or addiction problems as we look for clues to identify the people who might be more at-risk for developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease than others.
Active research includes longitudinal outcomes research, matched-control cross-sectional biomarker studies to predict risks for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, community-based program effectiveness, and treatment response research in the following populations: co-occurring disorders, addiction, veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) with and without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), veteran spouses and their children, and at-risk grade school children with adverse childhood experiences.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Cognition Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Texas at Dallas

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

MS in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Texas at Dallas

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001

BA in Psychology, University of Texas at Dallas

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

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Research Output

  • 872 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 25 Article
  • 3 Letter
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate

GFR-α1 Expression in Substantia Nigra Increases Bilaterally following Unilateral Striatal GDNF in Aged Rats and Attenuates Nigral Tyrosine Hydroxylase Loss following 6-OHDA Nigrostriatal Lesion

Kasanga, E. A., Owens, C. L., Cantu, M. A., Richard, A. D., Davis, R. W., McDivitt, L. M., Blancher, B., Pruett, B. S., Tan, C., Gajewski, A., Manfredsson, F. P., Nejtek, V. A. & Salvatore, M. F., 16 Oct 2019, In : ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 10, 10, p. 4237-4249 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Aging-related limit of exercise efficacy on motor decline

    Arnold, J. C., Cantu, M. A., Kasanga, E. A., Nejtek, V. A., Papa, E. V., Bugnariu, N. & Salvatore, M. F., Nov 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 11, e0188538.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    A pilot mobile integrated healthcare program for frequent utilizers of emergency department services

    Nejtek, V. A., Aryal, S., Talari, D., Wang, H. & O'Neill, L., 1 Nov 2017, In : American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 35, 11, p. 1702-1705 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Scopus citations

    Homelessness and ED use: Myths and facts- the author's reply

    Wang, H., Nejtek, V. A. & Robinson, R. D., 1 Feb 2016, In : American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 34, 2, p. 307-308 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter