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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

MS in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Texas at Dallas

BA in Psychology, University of Texas at Dallas

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Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 1997 2019

  • 853 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

Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Corpus Striatum
Oxidopamine
Tyrosine 3-Monooxygenase
Substantia Nigra
1 Citation (Scopus)
Phosphorylation
Methamphetamine
Tyrosine 3-Monooxygenase
Substantia Nigra
Dopamine
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

exercise
Aging of materials
Exercise
Substantia Nigra
Rats
7 Citations (Scopus)

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

Hospital Emergency Service
Delivery of Health Care
Telemedicine
Inpatients
Quality of Life

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

Health Services Misuse
Charities
Homeless Persons
Hospital Emergency Service
Primary Health Care