Few systems are as complex and interconnected as the developing human brain. It should come as no surprise that neurological disorders like epilepsy, migraine, and traumatic brain injury come with psychiatric comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, and attentional deficits — with serious consequences for children's education attainment and adult achievement. In the clinic I treat the whole patient, addressing the presenting neurological complaint and its psychiatric sequelae. In the lab I want to develop neuroimaging biomarkers to understand and advance treatment of neurocognitive disorders. Just as the EEG lead to new drug discovery for epilepsy and CSF biomarkers have lead to an explosion in new Alzheimer's trials, so do we desparately need tools to combat the epidemic of complex childhood neuropsychological disorders.
|Institution||Location||Degree||Field of Study||Dates|
|Washington University||St. Louis, MO||BS||Biomedical Engineering||2004-2008|
|University of Cincinnati||Cincinnati, OH||MD, PhD||Medicine, Neuroscience||2008-2015|
|Washington University / Children's Hospital||St. Louis, MO||Residency||Child Neurology||2015-2020|
|Washington University||St. Louis, MO||NINDS R25||fMRI of TBI & ADHD in Children||2019-2021|
Positions & Honors
|2019-2021||NINDS R25 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Nico Dosenbach & Deanna Barch Labs, Washington University, St. Louis, MO|
|2019||Resident-Teacher Award, Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO|
|2019||Invited Presenter, Washington University Center for Neurology & Neuroinfectious Diseases, St. Louis, MO|
|2017-||Member, Child Neurology Society|
|2015-2020||Child Neurology Resident, Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO|
|2015||Research Elective, Magnetoencephalography, Darren Kadis & Jing Xiang, Communication Sciences Research Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Ohio|
|2013||Adhoc reviewer, Neuroimage|
|2013||Adhoc reviewer, Epilepsy and Behavior|
|2013||Adhoc reviewer, Parkinsonism and Related Disorders|
|2012||Wiley Young Investigator Award, American Epilepsy Society Conference, San Diego, California|
|2010-2013||Dissertation Research, Jerzy Szaflarski & Scott Holland, Department of Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, OH|
|2009||Research Rotation, Transcranial Ultrasound, Christy Holland, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, OH|
|2008||Research Rotation, Bioinformatics, Bruce Aronow, Computational Medicine CEnter, Cincinanti Children's Hospital, OH|
|2008||Research Rotation, Bioelectrical Mechanical Sytems, Chong Ahn, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, OH|
|2006-2008||Research Assistant, Mitra Lab, Department of Genetics, Washington University in St. Louis, MO|
|2006-2007||Premedical Internship, Mannikum Moodley, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Cleveland Clinic, OH|
|2003||National Merit Scholar|
- Xiang J, Leiken K, Degrauw X, Kay BP, Fujiwara H, Rose DF, Allen JR, Kacperski JE, O'Brien HL, Kabbouche MA, Powers SW, Hershey AD. Spatial Heterogeneity of Cortical Excitability in Migraine Revealed by Multifrequency Neuromagnetic Signals. J Pain. 2016 Jun;17(6):694-706. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2016.02.009.
- Horowitz-Kraus T, DiFrancesco M, Kay BP, Wang Y, Holland SK. Increased resting-state functional connectivity of visual- and cognitive-control brain networks after training in children with reading difficulties. Neuroimage Clin. 2015 Jul 3;8:619-30. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2015.06.010.
- Kay BP, Szaflarski JP. EEG/fMRI contributions to our understanding of genetic generalized epilepsies. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 May;34:129-35. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.02.030.
- Kay BP, Holland SK, Privitera MD, Szaflarski JP. Differences in paracingulate connectivity associated with epileptiform discharges and uncontrolled seizures in genetic generalized epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2014 Feb;55(2):256-63. doi: 10.1111/epi.12486.
- Szaflarski JP, Kay BP, Gotman J, Privitera MD, Holland SK. The relationship between the localization of the generalized spike and wave discharge generators and the response to valproate. Epilepsia. 2013 Mar;54(3):471-80. doi: 10.1111/epi.12062.
- Kay BP, Meng X, Difrancesco MW, Holland SK, Szaflarski JP. Moderating effects of music on resting state networks. Brain Res. 2012 Apr 4;1447:53-64. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2012.01.064.
- Hicks CW, Kay BP, Worley SE, Moodley M. A clinical picture of Guillain-Barré syndrome in children in the United States. J Child Neurol. 2010 Dec;25(12):1504-10. doi: 10.1177/0883073810370481.
|NINDS R25 NS090978-05||Awardee/Trainee||Nico Dosenbach, Deanna Barch||1/1/2020-7/1/2021|
|NIGMS T32 GM063483||Medical Student||Gurjit Khurana Hershey||7/1/2013-5/31/2015|
|NINDS K23 NS052468||Graduate Student||Jerzy Szaflarski||7/1/2010-6/31/2012|