Alan N. Francis, Ph.D.

Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Alan N. Francis, Ph.D. Junior Scholar


Dr Francis' research interests are directed at understanding psychiatric disorders such as ADHD comorbid with substance abuse disorders such as alcohol, cannabis and tobacco using cognitive neuroscience methodologies. He is interested interested in the relationship of psychiatric disorders to substance abuse and how these individually and in combination affect brain structure, function, connectivity and cognitive function. To accomplish these objectives, he has been using multimodal neuroimaging analysis, running on high performance Linux platforms, applied to the analysis of brain connectomics. Recently he has been been using neuromodulation techniques such as Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) as mechanisms of interventions in addiction.

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