Kara A Johnson

Kara A Johnson, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDER

About Kara A Johnson

Dr. Kara Johnson earned her BS (2016) and PhD (2020) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. As an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, her doctoral research identified predictors of therapeutic response to deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treatment-refractory Tourette syndrome using neuroimaging and computational models of stimulation in multicenter studies. Her postdoctoral research at UF with Dr. Coralie de Hemptinne focuses on the pathophysiology of movement disorders and the neurophysiological effects of DBS. Dr. Johnson also has special interest in nonmotor symptoms and psychiatry. Her ultimate goal is to develop multimodal approaches to optimize neuromodulation therapies for psychiatric and movement disorders.

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-6556-8957

Publications

2022
Past, Present, and Future of Deep Brain Stimulation: Hardware, Software, Imaging, Physiology and Novel Approaches.
Frontiers in neurology. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fneur.2022.825178. [PMID] 35356461.
2022
Patientā€specific structural connectivity informs outcomes of responsive neurostimulation for temporal lobe epilepsy
Epilepsia. 63(8):2037-2055 [DOI] 10.1111/epi.17298.
2021
Basal Ganglia Pathways Associated With Therapeutic Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation for Tourette Syndrome
Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 6(10):961-972 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bpsc.2020.11.005. [PMID] 33536144.
2021
Connectomic Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Biological Psychiatry. 90(10):678-688 [DOI] 10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.07.010.
2021
Suppression and Rebound of Pallidal Beta Power: Observation Using a Chronic Sensing DBS Device.
Frontiers in human neuroscience. 15 [DOI] 10.3389/fnhum.2021.749567. [PMID] 34566612.
2020
Structural connectivity predicts clinical outcomes of deep brain stimulation for Tourette syndrome
Brain. 143(8):2607-2623 [DOI] 10.1093/brain/awaa188. [PMID] 32653920.
2020
Tract-based analysis of target engagement by subcallosal cingulate deep brain stimulation for treatment resistant depression
Brain Stimulation. 13(4):1094-1101 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2020.03.006.
2019
A statistical framework for quantification and visualisation of positional uncertainty in deep brain stimulation electrodes
Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization. 7(4):438-449 [DOI] 10.1080/21681163.2018.1523750. [PMID] 31186994.
2019
Image-based analysis and long-term clinical outcomes of deep brain stimulation for Tourette syndrome: a multisite study
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. 90(10):1078-1090 [DOI] 10.1136/jnnp-2019-320379. [PMID] 31129620.
2018
Atrial Fibrosis by Late Gadolinium Enhancement Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: 5-Year Follow-Up Data.
Journal of the American Heart Association. 7(23) [DOI] 10.1161/JAHA.117.006313. [PMID] 30511895.

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