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Lindsay M. Oberman, Ph.D.

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Staff Scientist

Dr. Lindsay M. Oberman is the Director of Developmental Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurostimulation Research in the Noninvasive Neuromodulation Unit

Dr. Lindsay Oberman received her Ph.D. from UCSD in Experimental Psychology in 2007. Since that time, she has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles. She has gained international attention for pioneering the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in complex pediatric neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders including autism, mood disorders, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Oberman’s research involves the use of an experimental therapeutics approach applying MRI, EEG, MEG, and rTMS technology to identify dysfunctional neural circuitry associated with specific transdiagnostic behavioral domains such as mood regulation, sensory processing, social cognition, and executive functioning across disorders. In doing so, she is able to develop novel individualized rTMS treatment protocols that are informed by neurodevelopment and functional brain network organization.

Selected Publications

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for adolescent major depressive disorder: A focus on neurodevelopment. Oberman, LM, Hynd, M, Nielson, D, Towbin, K, Lisanby, SH, Stringaris, A. 2021. Frontiers in Psychiatry, PMID: 24127165

Use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive symptoms associated with concussion in the treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive symptoms associated with concussion in military populations. Oberman, LM, Exley, S, Philip, NS, Siddiqi, SH, Adamson, MM, Brody, DL. 2020. Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation. PMID: 33165152

Use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Review, Consensus, and Future Directions. Oberman, LM, Enticott, PG, Casanova, M, Rotenberg, A, Pascual-Leone, A, McCracken, J and the TMS in ASD Consensus Group. 2016. Autism Research. PMID: 24127165

Abnormal Mechanisms of Plasticity and Metaplasticity in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Fragile X Syndrome. Oberman, LM, Ifert-Miller, F, Najib, U, Bashir, S, Gonzalez Heydrich, J, Picker, J, Rotenberg, A, Pascual-Leone, A. 2016. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. PMID: 27218148

Modulation of Corticospinal Excitability by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Oberman, LM, Pascual-Leone, A, Rotenberg, A. 2014. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. PMID: 25165441

Abnormal Modulation of Corticospinal Excitability in Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. Oberman, LM, Eldaief, ME, Fecteau, S, Ifert-Miller, F, Maria-Tormos, J, Pascual-Leone, A. 2012. European Journal of Neuroscience. PMID: 22738084

Safety of Theta Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A systematic review of the literature. Oberman, LM, Edwards, D, Eldaief, M, Pascual-Leone, A. 2011. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. PMID: 21221011