Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Neurology, Professor of Radiology

Research Interests

My interests fall within the domain of clinical and cognitive neuroscience. I have two major lines of research. One addresses the neural underpinnings of cognitive and mood dysfunction in diseases relevant to dopamine and the basal ganglia-thalamocortical pathways such as Parkinson disease, Tourette syndrome and essential tremor. The other addresses the effects of type 1 and type 2 diabetes on brain structure and function, particularly during development. Results from both lines of research have clinical and theoretical implications.

Professional Education
  • BA: Psychology, Earlham College, IN, 1988
  • PhD: Clinical Psychology, Washington University School of Medicine, 1996
  • Doctorate: Washington University School of Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Neuroimaging Labs & MIR
  • Neuroscience
  • Diabetes Research Center
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Radiological Sciences
  • Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
  • Washington University Pain Center

Hershey Lab

Hershey Lab

The Hershey lab works in the fields of cognitive and clinical neuroscience, using a range of neuroimaging, pharmacological and cognitive techniques to understand the impact of metabolic (e.g. obesity and diabetes) and neurodegenerative conditions on the brain, particularly during development. We draw from numerous disciplines (neuroscience, radiology, endocrinology, neurology, psychiatry, psychology) to enhance the quality and clinical relevance of our research.

PI: Tamara Hershey, PhD