Silvina G. Horovitz, Ph.D.

Silvina Horovitz, female, white hair, glasses and smiling.
Staff Scientist
Mobile Clinical Research Unit (OSD)

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Dr. Silvina Horovitz earned her Bioengineering degree from the Universidad Nacional de Entre Rios Argentina. In 1996, she joined the Yale University Faculty to work on the development of the Biomedical Engineering program. She further pursued her Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Sciences, also at Yale University, working with Dr John C Gore on the integration of EEG, fMRI and near infrared imaging to study brain function in humans.

After a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University, Dr Horovitz joined NINDS in 2004, first as a fellow, where, working with Dr Jeff Duyn, she pioneered the use of EEG and fMRI to investigate the neuronal underpinnings of the level of consciousness. In 2008, she joined the Human Motor Control Section as a Staff Scientist, where she focuses on understanding functional and structural brain alterations underlying functional movement disorders, Parkinson Disease, and other movement disorders.

In January 2023, Dr. Horovitz started leading an NIND strategic initiative to plan and evaluate the feasibility and costs related to developing and operationalizing the mobile collection of multimodal clinical neurology research data in communities.

Dr. Horovitz has expertise in neuroimaging and the integration of magnetic resonance techniques (MRI and MRS) with other experimental methods such as electrophysiology, behavior, genetics, and clinical data. Her work has expanded into sleep and movement disorders.

Dr Horovitz research interest is to understand and prepare a pathway toward reducing health inequities through the extension of intramural clinical research operations to enable inclusion of populations and communities traditionally under-represented in on-campus studies, as well as research into the incidence and prediction of asymptomatic, under-detected, or undertreated neurological disorders in these populations. 


Pritha Saha, M.H.S., post-bac IRTA

H. Faraaz Kazimuddin, B.A., post-bac IRTA