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Tracy, Joseph I

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Joseph I. Tracy, PhD, ABPP (CN)

Contact Dr. Tracy

900 Walnut Street
JHN 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-4358 fax

Research and Clinical Interests

My research focuses on mapping in the brain key cognitive skills and behaviors, particularly as an aid to surgical planning and improving patient outcomes following clinical interventions such as brain surgery. A specific interest in epilepsy.

Functional Magnetic Resource Imaging and other MR techniques such as functional connectivity and diffusion tensor imaging. Experimental cognitive and behavioral assessments are also utilized. I hope that my findings will be used to develop treatments that will improve cognitive skills and, in particular, improve patient outcomes following brain surgery.


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Neuro emotional technique effects on brain physiology in cancer patients with traumatic stress symptoms: preliminary findings
  2. Presurgical thalamic "hubness" predicts surgical outcome in temporal lobe epilepsy
  3. From “rest” to language task: Task activation selects and prunes from broader resting-state network
  4. The Temporal Instability of Resting State Network Connectivity in Intractable Epilepsy
  5. Review of systems questionnaire helps differentiate psychogenic nonepileptic seizures from epilepsy
  6. Gray matter abnormalities in temporal lobe epilepsy: Relationships with resting-state functional connectivity and episodic memory performance
  7. Functional MRI, resting state fMRI, and DTI for predicting verbal fluency outcome following resective surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy
  8. Laser interstitial thermal therapy for medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy
  9. Reduced thalamocortical functional connectivity in temporal lobe epilepsy
  10. Predicting the laterality of temporal lobe epilepsy from PET, MRI, and DTI: A multimodal study: Predicting temporal lobe epilepsy laterality
  11. Resting-state functional connectivity in epilepsy: Growing relevance for clinical decision making
  12. Frontal gray matter abnormalities predict seizure outcome in refractory temporal lobe epilepsy patients
  13. Increased microstructural white matter correlations in left, but not right, temporal lobe epilepsy
  14. Resting-state functional connectivity predicts the strength of hemispheric lateralization for language processing in temporal lobe epilepsy and normals
  15. Presurgery resting-state local graph-theory measures predict neurocognitive outcomes after brain surgery in temporal lobe epilepsy
  16. Distinct types of white matter changes are observed after anterior temporal lobectomy in epilepsy
  17. Influence of anxiety on memory performance in temporal lobe epilepsy
  18. Contralateral interictal spikes are related to tapetum damage in left temporal lobe epilepsy
  19. Early and Late Age of Seizure Onset have a Differential Impact on Brain Resting-State Organization in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  20. Temporal lobe epilepsy and surgery selectively alter the dorsal, not the ventral, default-mode network