Lisa Robison, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at NSU. She attended Colgate University as an undergraduate, earning a degree in Molecular Biology. She received her Master's in Psychology in 2014 and Ph.D. in Integrative Neuroscience from Stony Brook University in 2017. She studied the behavioral and physiological consequences of chronic Ritalin use, as well as the utility of aerobic exercise to prevent/treat substance use disorders. Her dissertation work investigated the effects of exercise and environmental enrichment on aging and Alzheimer’s disease.
In her postdoctoral studies, Dr. Robison worked as a Research Associate at Albany Medical College, investigating sex differences in metabolic and vascular contributions to dementia, with particular interest in the effects of high fat diet and metabolic disease. At NSU, Dr. Robison’s research focuses on determining how lifestyle factors (e.g. exercise, diet, stress) can influence brain health and the risk of disorders with a neurobiological basis, such as mood disorders, addiction, and dementia. Her work primarily uses rodent models, behavior testing, neuroimaging, and molecular biology techniques.