References and Links to Papers



1. Adamson, M.M., Siddiqi S., Wu L., Hernandez B., Noda A., Toll R., Cheng J., Chao S., Yutsis M., Yochim B., Clark D.J., Ashford J., Taylor J., Harris O., Lazzeroni L., Etkin A., Yesavage J.,  Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Executive Function in Veterans with TBI: Clinical Outcomes and Connectivity Changes in a Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial.  Journal of Neurotrauma. (In review). 2020.

2. Adamson M., Phillips A., Seenivasan S., Martinez J., Grewal H., Kang X., Coetzee J., Luttenbacher I., Jester A., Harris O., Spiegel D.,  International prevalence and correlates of psychological stress during the global COVID-19 pandemic. (In review). 2020.

3. Phillips, A., Sami, S. & Adamson, M.M. Sex differences in neuromodulation treatment approaches for traumatic brain injury: A scoping review. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. (In Press).

4. Herrold, A.A., Siddiqi, S.H., Livengood, S.L., Bender Pape, T.L., Higgins, J.P., Adamson, M.M., Leung, A., Raij, T. Customizing TMS applications in traumatic brain injury using neuroimaging. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. (In Press).

5.    Adamson M.M., Siddiqi, S., Swaminath, G., Wu, L., McNerney, M.W., Wortman, K., Darcy, V., Noda, A., Hernandez, B., Toll, R., Cheng, J., Chao, S., Yutsis, M., Yochim, B., Clark, D., Etkin, A., Ashford, W., Yesavage, J. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for improving cognition in veterans with TBI: Results from pilot clinical trial. Neuromodulation: The Science and NYC Neuromodulation (Accepted).

6.    Adamson, M.M. & Harris, O.A. Traumatic Brain Injury among Female Veterans. Brain Injury Professional. (Accepted).

7.    Sun, F.W., Kang, X., Main, K.L., Soman, S., Kong, J., Rappoport, M., Thordarson, M., Kolakowsky-Hayner, S., Furst, A.J., Ashford, J.W., Kim, L.H., Harris, O.A., & Adamson, M.M. Sex differences in traumatic brain injury: an analysis of symptomology and neural changes. (Under Revision).

8.    Milazzo A-C*, Main, K.L.*, Ng, B., Soman, S., Nechvatal, J., Kong, J., Rappoport, M., Thordarson, M., Kolakowsky-Hayner, S., Furst, A.J., Ashford, J.W., Greicius, M.D. & Adamson, M.M. TBI-related disconnection in the executive control network is associated with chronic symptom status, not injury severity. (Under Revision).

9.    Tate DF, Dennis EL, Adams JT, Adamson M.M., Belanger HG, Bigler ED, Bouchard HC, Clark AL, Delano-Wood LM, Disner SG, Eapen BC, Franz CE, Geuze E, Goodrich-Hunsaker NJ, Han K, Hayes JP, Hinds II SR, Hodges CB, Hovenden ES, Irimia A, Kenney K, Koerte IK, Kremen WS, Levin HS, Lindsey HM, Morey RA, Newsome MR, Pugh MJ, Scheibel RS, Shenton ME, Sullivan DR, Taylor BA, Troyanskaya M, Velez C, Wang X, Ware AL, Zafonte R, Thompson PM, Wilde EA (2020) Coordinating Global Multi-Site Studies of Military TBI: Potential, Challenges, and Harmonization Guidelines from the ENIGMA Military Brain Injury Group. Brain Imaging and Behavior (Special Issue on ENIGMA Brain Injury). (Under Revision).

10.    Leung, A. NANS Steering Committee, Post-Traumatic Headache Task Group (Adamson, M. M.). Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Pain, Headache and co-morbid depression: INS-NANS Expert Consensus Panel Review and Recommendation. (2020). Neuromodulation [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1111/ner.13094.

11.  Max Gray, Maheen M. Adamson, Ryan C. Thompson, Kristopher I. Kapphahn, Summer Han, Joyce S. Chung & Odette A. Harris (2020) Sex differences in symptom presentation and functional outcomes: a pilot study in a matched sample of veterans with mild TBI, Brain Injury, 34:4, 535-547, DOI: 10.1080/02699052.2020.1725979

12.  Maheen M Adamson, PhD, Keith L Main, PhD, Anna-Clare Milazzo, PhD, Salil Soman, MD, MS, Jennifer Kong, MS, Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, Ansgar J Furst, PhD, J Wesson Ashford, MD, PhD, Xiaojian Kang, PhD, Cortical Thickness and Diffusion Properties in the Injured Brain: The Influence of Chronic Health Complaints, Military Medicine, Volume 185, Issue Supplement_1, January-February 2020, Pages 168–175,

13.  Adamson MM, Shakil S, Sultana T, et al. Brain Injury and Dementia in Pakistan: Current Perspectives. Front Neurol. 2020;11. doi:10.3389/fneur.2020.00299

14.    Adamson MM, Shakil S, Sultana T. (2020). Brain Injury and Dementia in Pakistan: Current Perspectives. Front Neurol. 2020;11:299. DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2020.00299

15.    Kang, X., Main, K. L., Milazzo, A-C, Soman, S., Kong, J., Kolakowsky-Hayner, S., Furst, A.J., Ashford, J.W., Harris, O.A., & Adamson, M.M. Sex Difference of Cortical Thickness and Diffusion Properties for The Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. (Under Revision).

16.    Gray, M., Adamson, M.M., Thompson, R.C., Kapphahn, K.I., Han, S., Chung, J.S., & Harris, O.A. Sex Differences in Symptom Presentation and Functional Outcomes in a Matched Sample of Veterans with Mild TBI. (2020). Brain Injury, 34:4, 535-547, DOI: 10.1080/02699052.2020.1725979

17.  Adamson, M.M. Zapping with Precision. Cerebrum. Dana Foundation. November 2019.

18.  Taylor, J.L., Hambro, B.C., Strossman, N.D., Bhatt, P., Hernandez, B., Ashford, J.W., Cheng, J.J., Iv, M., Adamson. M.M., Lazzeroni, L.C., and McNerney, M.W. (2019). The effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a protocol for a randomized, controlled three-arm trial. BMC Neurology, 19:326. DOI: 10.1186/s12883-019-1552-7

19.  Adamson, M.M., Main, K. L., Milazzo, A-C., Soman, S., Kong, J., Kolakowsky-Hayner, S., Furst, A.j., Ashford, J.W., Kang, X. Cortical Thickness and Diffusion Properties in the Injured Brain: The Influence of Chronic Health Complaints. (2019). Military Medicine. 185, S1:168. DOI: 10.1093/milmed/usz213

20.  Kim, L.H., Quon, J.L., Sun, F., Wortman, K., Adamson, M. M., & Harris, O.A. Traumatic Brain Injury Among Female Veterans: A Review of Gender Differences in Military Neurosurgery. (2018). Military Neurosurgery. Neurosurgical Focus 45 (6), E16. (video interview available). DOI: 10.3171/2018.9.FOCUS18369

21.  Waltzman, D., Soman, S., Hantke, N.C., Fairchild, J.K., Kinoshita, L.K., Wintermark, M., Ashford, J.W., Yesavage, J., Williams, L., Adamson. M.M, &, Furst, A.J. (2018). Altered microstructural caudate integrity in posttraumatic stress disorder but not traumatic brain injury. PLOS One 12(1): e0170564. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170564

22.  Bickart, K., Main, K., Milazzo, A., Newsom, M., Sours, C., Ashford, J. W., Adamson, M. M. (2018). Large-Scale Frontotemporal Limbic Networks in TBI: Vulnerability and Response to Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation. Neurology, 90 (15 Supplement).

23.  McNerney, M.W., Sheng, T., Nechvatal, J.M., Lee, A. G., Lyons, D.M., Soman, S., Liao, C-P, O’Hara, R., Hallmayer, J., Taylor, J., Ashford, J. W., Yesavage, Y., & Adamson, M. M. (2018). Integration of neural and epigenetic contributions to posttraumatic stress symptoms: The role of hippocampal volume and glucocorticoid receptor gene methylation. PLOS One, 13(2): e0192222. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192222

24.  Soman, S., Liu, Z., Kim, G., Nemec, U., Holdsworth, S.J., Lee, B., Main, K., Yesavage, J., Hackney, D., Selim, M., Furst, A.F., Massaband, P., Adamson, M.M., Spincemallie, P., Moseley, M., & Wang, Y. (2018). Brain Injury Lesion Imaging Using Preconditioned Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping without Skull Stripping. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 39(4):648-653. DOI: 10.3174/ajnr.A5550

25.  Madrigal, E., Gray, M., Timmerman, M., Adamson, M.M. & Harris, O.A. (2017). Treatment Adherence by Polytrauma Out-Patients: Preliminary Report on the Effects of Health Coaching. (Integrative Medicine, 16, 6).

26.  Main, K., Soman, S., Pestilli, F., Furst, A., Noda, A., Kong, J., Cheng, J., Fairchild, J., Taylor, J., Yesavage, J., Ashford, J.W., & Adamson, M.M. (2017). DTI measures discriminate TBI patients from controls: receiver operating characteristic analyses of U.S. Veterans. Clinical Neuroimage, 16:1-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2017.06.031

27.  Waltzman, D., Madore, M., McNerney, M.W., Durazzo, T.C., Bhat, J.V., Yesavage, J., Williams, L.M., Adamson, M.M. & Ansgar J. Furst. (2017). Preliminary Investigation of Sex Differences in Procedural Skill Learning in Veterans with Multiple Co-morbidities. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 7:8. DOI: 10.4236/jbbs.2017.78024

28.  Hantke, N.C., Gyurak, S., Van Moorleghem, K., Waring, J.D., Adamson. M.M., O’Hara, R. & Beaudreau, S. A. (2017). Disentangling cognition and emotion in older adults: The role of cognitive control and mental health in emotional conflict adaptation. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 32(8). DOI: 10.1002/gps.4535

29.  Soman, Salil, Bregni, Jose A., Bilgic, Berkin, Nemec, Ursula, Fan, Audrey, Liu, Zhe, Barry, Robert L., Du, Jiang, Main, Keith, Yesavage, Jerome, Adamson, Maheen M., Moseley, Michael, Wang, Yi. (2017). Susceptibility-Based Neuroimaging: Standard Methods, Clinical

30.lications, and Future Directions. Curr Radiol Rep. 5(3). DOI: 10.1007/s40134-017-0204-1

31.  Madrigal, E, Gray, M, Timmerman, M.A, Orozco, T, Ripley, D.C, Adamson, M.M., Harris, O.A. (2017). Health Coaching: A Preliminary Report on the Effects in Traumatic Brain Injury/Polytrauma Patients. Integrative Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 6.

32.  Schulz-Heik, R.J., Poole, J.H., Dahdah, M.N., Campbell Sullivan, Adamson, M.M., Date, E.S., Salerno, R., Schwab, K., & Harris. O., (2017). Service needs and barriers to care five or more years after moderate to severe TBI among Veterans. Brain Injury, 2017: p. 1-7. DOI: 10.1080/02699052.2017.1307449

33.  Adamson, M.M. (2017). Disrupted functional connectivity in emotional and executive networks in chronic symptom traumatic brain injury. Accepted Abstracts from the International Brain Injury Association’s 12th World Congress on Brain Injury. Brain Injury, Vol. 31, Iss. 6-7, 2017.

34.  Sheng, T., Fairchild, J.K., Kong, J.Y., Kinoshita, L.M., Cheng, J.J., Yesavage, J.A., Helmer, D.A., Reinhard, M.J., Ashford, J.W., & Adamson, M.M. (2016). The influence of physical and mental health symptoms on Veterans' functional health status. Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 53 6, 781-796. DOI: 10.1682/JRRD.2015.07.0146

35.  Adamson, M.M., Taylor, J. L., Heraldez, D., Khorasani, A., Noda, A., Hernandez, B., & Yesavage, J. (2014). Higher Landing Accuracy in Expert Pilots is Associated with Lower Activity in the Caudate Nucleus PLoS ONE, 9(11): e112607. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112607

36.  Isaac, L., Main, K.L., Soman, S., Gotlib, I.H., Furst, A.J., Kinoshita, L.M., Fairchild, J.K., Yesavage, J.A., Ashford, J.W., Bayley, P.J. & Adamson, M.M. (2014). The Impact of Depression on Veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury: a Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Biol Psychol; 105:20-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2014.12.011

37.  Adamson, M.M., Main, K., Kong, J.Y., Soman, S., Furst, A., Kinoshita, L., Yesavage, J., & J. W. Ashford. (2014). Integration of Clinical and Research Neuroimaging to Understand Traumatic Brain Injury in the Veteran Population. Federal Practitioner, 31 (5 Supplement) 3S-7S.

38.  Soman, S., Cheng, J., Chao, S., Kong, J., Adamson, M.M., Ashford, J. W., & Furst, A. J. (2014). Mid Life Hypometabolism In The Precuneus May Be Associated With Prior History Of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Neurology, 82(10 Supplement P5.329).

39.  Taylor, J.L., Scanlon, B.K., Farrell, M., Hernandez, B., Adamson, M.M., J. W. Ashford, Noda, A., Murphy, G.M., & Weiner, M.W. APOE-epsilon4 and aging of medial temporal lobe gray matter in healthy adults over 50. Neurobiology of Aging, 35: 2479–2485. DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.05.011

40.  Bayley, P.J., Kong, J.Y., Helmer, D.A., Schneiderman, A., Roselli, L.A., Rosse, S.M., Jackson, J.A., Baldwin, J., Isaac, L., Nolasco, M., Blackman, M.R., Reinhard, M.J., Ashford, J.W., Chapman, J.C., & The MIND GROUP (Adamson, M.M.). (2012). Challenges to be overcome using population-based sampling methods to recruit veterans for a study of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14: 0-9. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-14-48

41.  Adamson, M.M. Commentary on “Abnormalities of the fornix in Mild Cognitive Impairment are related to Episodic Memory Loss”. (2012). Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 31: 677–678. DOI: 10.3233/JAD-2012-111767

42.  Adamson, M.M., Bayley, P. J., Scanlon, B. K., Farrell, M., Hernandez, B., Ashford, J. W., Weiner, M. W., Yesavage, J. A., & Taylor, J. L. (2012). Impact of hippocampal size on longitudinal flight simulator performance varies with pilot expertise. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 9: 850-857. DOI: 10.3357/asem.3215.2012

43.  Scanlon, B. K., Furst, A. J., Bayley, P. J., Adamson, M.M., Ashford, J. W., & Taylor, J. L. (2011). Voxel-based morphometry in healthy aging: education forms the common mind. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17 (Supplement S1): 114.

44.  Adamson, M.M., Hutchinson, B., Shelton, A. Wagner, A., & Taylor, J. (2011). Reduced task-dependent hippocampal activity in adults carrying the APOE ε4 allele. Neuropsychologia, 49: 2448– 2455. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.04.022

45.  Ashford, J., Adamson, M.M., Beale, T., La, D., Hernandez, B., Noda, A., Rosen, A., O’Hara, R., Fairchild, J., Spielman, D., & Yesavage, J. (2011). Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Assessment of Memantine Treatment of Mild Dementia of Probable Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 26: 331–336. DOI: 10.3233/JAD-2011-0021

46.  J. Wesson Ashford, Ahmad Salehi, Ansgar Furst, Peter Bayley, Giovanni B. Frisoni, Clifford R. Jack Jr, Osama Sabri, Adamson, M.M., Kerry L. Coburn, John Olichney, Norbert Schuff, Daniel Spielman, Steven D. Edland, Sandra Black, Allyson Rosen, David Kennedy, Michael Weiner and George Perry. (2011). Imaging the Alzheimer Brain. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 26: 1–27. DOI: 10.3233/JAD-2011-0073

47.  Adamson, M.M. (2011). Current advances in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging for detecting Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 26: 9-11. DOI: 10.3233/JAD-2011-0073

48.  Taylor JL, Kennedy Q, Adamson, M.M., Lazzeroni LC, Noda A, Murphy GM, Yesavage JA. (2011). Influences of APOE epsilon4 and expertise on performance of older pilots. Psychol Aging. 26(2): 480-7. DOI: 10.1037/a0021697

49.  Yesavage, J.A., Jo, B., Adamson, M.M., Kennedy, Q., Noda, A., Hernandez, B., et al. (2011). Initial cognitive performance predicts longitudinal aviator performance. Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 66: 444-453. DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbr031

50.  Kennedy Q, Taylor JL, Noda A, Adamson M.M., Murphy GM Jr, Zeitzer JM, Yesavage JA. (2011). The Roles of COMT val158met Status and Aviation Expertise in Flight Simulator Performance and Cognitive Ability. Behav Genet, 41 (5): 700-708. DOI: 10.1007/s10519-010-9436-z

51.  Adamson M.M., Samarina V, Xu X, Huynh V, Kennedy Q, Weiner M, Yesavage J, & Taylor J. (2010). The impact of brain size on pilot performance varies with aviation training and years of education. J Int Neuropsychol Soc, 16(3): 412-23. DOI: 10.1017/S1355617710000111

52.  Halbauer,  J., Ashford, J.,  Zeitzer, J., Adamson, M.M., Lew, H., & Yesavage, J. (2009). Neuropsychiatric diagnosis and management of chronic sequelae of war-related mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. 46(6): 757-796. DOI: 10.1682/jrrd.2008.08.0119

53.  Cherry, B., Yamashiro, M., Anderson, E., Barrett, C., Adamson, M.M., & Hellige, J. (2009). Exploring Interhemispheric Collaboration in Older Compared to Younger Adults. Brain & Cognition, 72 (2): 218-227. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2009.09.003

54.  Adamson, M.M., Landy, K. M., Duong, S., Fox-Bosetti,, S., McCoy, D., Ashford, J., Murphy, G., Weiner, M., & Taylor, J. (2008). Apolipoprotein ε4 influences on episodic recall and brain structures in aging pilots. Neurobiology of Aging, 131:  059-1063. DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2008.07.017

55.  Hellige, J. & Adamson, M.M. (2007). Hemispheric Differences in Processing Handwritten Cursive. Brain & Language, 102: 215-227. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2006.11.003

56.  Adamson, M.M. & Hellige, J. Hemispheric Differences in identification of words and nonwords in Urdu-English Bilinguals. (2006). Neuropsychology, 20 (2): 232-248. DOI: 10.1037/0894-4105.20.2.232

57.  Cherry, B., Adamson, M.M., Dulcos, A., & Hellige. J. (2005). Aging and individual variation in interhemispheric collaboration and hemispheric asymmetry. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 12: 316-339. DOI: 10.1080/17444128.2005.10367004

58.  Taylor, J.L., Hambro, B.C., Strossman, N.D. et al. The effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a protocol for a randomized, controlled three-arm trial. BMC Neurol 19, 326 (2019).


Adamson, M.M. Female and male service members and veterans recover from concussion differently, study finds

Adamson, M.M. Brain Injury Month. Head for the Future (March 2019)

Adamson, M.M. Associate Stanford professor talks Neuralink, Elon Musk’s venture into health industry. Stanford Daily (September, 2019)

Neurosurgery Focus. Interview with Dr. Adamson.

Women in Neurosurgery. Interview with Dr. Adamson.

Research on TBI and Gender at DVBIC VA Palo Alto. DVBIC Connect (December 2018)

Adamson, M.M. Around the WRIISC: Research Activities. WRIISC Advantage (2014)

Adamson, M.M. CA WRIISC: Focusing on Pain. WRIISC Advantage (2013): 7

Adamson, M.M. CA WRIISC: Differentiating TBI and PTSD in Veterans with Multiple Symptoms. WRIISC Advantage (2013): 6


1. Maheen M., Kiran A., Madrigal E., Timmerman M., Chung J., Galhotra Pawan., Kolakowsky-Hayner S., Harris O., Coetzee J. Rehabilitation Strategies and Innovations in Later Life for Traumatic Brain Injury Population. In Comprehensive Clinical Psychology, 2nd Edition. (In Press). 2020.

 2. Ashford, J., Adamson, M.M., Beale, T., La, D., Hernandez, B., Noda, A., Rosen, A., O’Hara, R., Fairchild, J., Spielman, D., & Yesavage, J. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Assessment of Memantine Treatment of Mild Dementia of Probable Alzheimer’s Disease. In Ashford, J (Ed.), Handbook of Imaging the Alzheimer’s Brain. Netherlands: IOS Press, 2011.
3. Adamson, M.M. Current advances in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging for detecting Alzheimer’s disease.   In Ashford, J (Ed.), Handbook of Imaging the Alzheimer’s Brain.Netherlands: IOS Press, 2011.
4. Hellige, J., & Adamson, M.M. Laterality across the world's languages. In K. Brown, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of language and linguistics, 2nd Ed. Elsevier: Oxford, 2006.


Ashford, J.W., Sabri, O., Rosen, A., Furst, A., Adamson, M.M., Black, S., Bayley, P. & Weiner, M. (Ed.). Handbook of Imaging the Alzheimer’s Brain, Netherlands: IOS Press, 2011.

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