The Valera Lab at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging uses a range of neuroimaging and neuropsychological methodologies to investigate two understudied areas of interest: 1) the role of the cerebellum in psychiatric illness and 2) the sequelae of traumatic brain injuries in women experiencing intimate-partner violence.

Director: Eve M. Valera, Ph.D.


Learn more about the lab's work below.

Dr. Valera Speaks on International Women's Day
In recognition of the day, on March 8th, Dr. Valera gave a lecture on Intimate Partners Violence and Concussion at the Ontario Brain Institute. You can watch the lecture by following the link above. Apr. 13, 2018.

An International Collaboration
The Valera Lab has partnered with the University of Granada and Harvard University to validate an international neuropsychological instrument to be used specifically for victims of intimate partner violence (IPV). Oct. 30, 2017.

Helping the Hidden Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury
The Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute profiles the Valera Lab and its work with TBIs in survivors of intimate-partner abuse. Feb. 23, 2017

Research finds traumatic brain injuries common in domestic violence survivors
WCVB News Boston talks to Dr. Valera about women who suffer TBIs and how first responders and emergency department personnel can better assist them. Feb. 21, 2017

An Overlooked Epidemic: Traumatic Brain Injuries In Women Survivors Of Intimate-Partner Violence
The MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging explores this important work by the Valera Lab. Dec. 15, 2016