Elizabeth Disbrow, PhD

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Professor of Neurology, Director of Center for Brain Health
Areas of Specialty
Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Neuropsychological and Motor Testing, Functional Brain Imaging, Human and Non-human Electrophysiological Recording

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Elizabeth Disbrow was born in Los Gatos, California in 1966. She received her PhD in 1996 from University of California, Davis in neuroscience. She then obtained a postdoctoral fellowship from the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Radiology to study brain imaging. After training she joined the faculty of both UC Davis and UCSF. For over ten years she studied tactile and motor processing in healthy people, receiving several federal grants to support this work. She then became interested in the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease, especially motor planning and cognitive decline. She was awarded several federal grants to study cognitive dysfunction and rehabilitation in PD.

In 2013 she moved with her family to Shreveport to join LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. She is currently a member of the Department of Neurology, as well as the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience. She lead the effort to obtain Board of Regents approval for the LSU Health Shreveport Center for Brain Health in 2017, which she directs. 

In July of 2022, Dr. Disbrow was awarded with the Noel Foundation, Inc. Endowed Professorship Honoring Dr. Robert C. Leitz, III in Parkinson’s Disease Research for her research and efforts in Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson's Disease.