Dr. Black is a board-certified Psychiatrist who completed a Movement Disorders Fellowship at Washington University. His current imaging research is focused on Tourette syndrome. Dr. Black has developed a method for creating 3D statistical images that show the likelihood that deep brain stimulation (DBS) at a given location in or near the subthalamic nucleus (STN) will improve or worsen motor or nonmotor symptoms. This method also corrects for multiple comparisons. Dr. Black has collaborated with others to test this method on previously collected DBS data, and is working with Dr. Tamara Hershey to apply this method to analyze data from their ongoing prospective study of DBS’s effects on mood in Parkinson disease.
Title: BOLD vs. perfusion imaging of a working memory task in Parkinson disease