Dr. Chris Rorden’s research focuses on understanding the problems of language and perception following stroke injury, which he studies using lesion mapping, functional MRI and transcranial magnetic stimulation. He examines the behavioral difficulties people experience after brain injury.Dr. Rorden has held four National Institutes of Health grants, and is actively involved in or recently completed 17 related research grants.
In addition to his SmartState Endowed Chair, Dr. Rordan serves as the Director of the McCausland Brain Imaging Center, a shared resource of the University of South Carolina (USC) and Palmetto Health, one of the state’s largest health systems. He is a tenured professor within the USC Department of Psychology.
Prior to joining USC, Dr. Rorden was the Director of the Georgia State/Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, employing state-of-the-art methods, functional magnetic resonance imaging, brain stimulation, scalp electrical recording, and sophisticated behavioral measures to understand brain function. He also served on the faculty of the Georgia Tech School of Psychology.