Our investigators hope to broaden the understanding of neurological disorders and change them from untreatable to treatable, incurable to curable and inevitable to preventable.

Research Addiction; brain cancer; breathing; psychiatry; aging; neurobehavioral sciences; pain/sensory physiology; TBI, spinal cord injury and stroke

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Faculty More than 200 faculty members across campus work on multidisciplinary teams to better understand how the brain works.


Partners Collaborating with institutes, centers, departments & programs across UF, our mission extends far beyond the MBI’s walls.


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MBI News

Obesity’s role in cardiovascular disease and…

Dr. Alexis Simpkins co-authored JAHA commentary analyzing a study linking body fat to cardiovascular disease and stroke risk.

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Prolonged brain dysfunction in COVID-19 survivors

In The Conversation, Dr. Chris Robinson discusses COVID’s impact on the body after acute symptoms have resolved.

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Latest on Parkinson’s treatment, research…

Dr. Michael Okun co-authored wide-ranging review of Parkinson’s disease.

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Researchers in the Spotlight

Toffler Scholar Spotlight: Adithya Gopinath

Learn about the research and experiences of Adithya Gopinath, who earned Toffler Scholar Research and Leadership awards in 2020.

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Sleep saboteurs

In Ocala Style Magazine, Dr. Michael Jaffee discusses the importance of sleep on brain health and offers advice for better sleep.

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Steve’s journey: From stroke to recovery

Learn how members of the UF Health Comprehensive Stroke Center team helped an Alachua County sheriff recover after suffering a stroke.

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