Neurology, Neurobehavioral, Tramatic Brain Injury, Frontal Lobe Dementias, Memory Disorders, and Dementias.
Kevin Bickart, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Neurology specializing in behavioral and sports neurology as part of UCLA’s BrainSPORT and Neurobehavior programs. He completed his MD/PhD in anatomy and neurobiology from Boston University School of Medicine, post-doc at Northeastern and Harvard Universities, residency in neurology at Stanford, and dual fellowship in behavioral and sports neurology at UCLA. Dr. Bickart was the first to identify neuroimaging correlates of social network size in humans, among his other findings published in high impact journals, such as Nature Neuroscience and The Journal of Neuroscience. He trained under well-known and inspiring mentors, including Lisa Feldman Barrett at Northeastern, Brad Dickerson at Harvard, Mike Greicius at Stanford, and more recently Mario Mendez and Chris Giza at UCLA. Overall, Dr. Bickart’s research focuses on the brain networks that underlie affective and social behavior as it normally develops and degrades with brain injury and neurodegenerative conditions. His work crosses multiple levels of analysis from genetics and brain imaging to affective behavior and real-world social networks. Dr. Bickart’s future work will combine his expertise in brain mapping with noninvasive neuromodulation to develop individualized treatments for chronic affective and social symptoms related to traumatic brain injury and frontal lobe dementias.