Dr. Borckardt received his Honors B.A. in Psychology from the University of Akron and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tennessee. He completed his internship and a post-doctoral training at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Borckardt currently has several active research projects in the Brain Stimulation Laboratory at the Institute of Psychiatry, and in conjunction with the Department of Anesthesiology.
He is studying the effects of minimally invasive brain stimulation technologies such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) on pain perception in healthy adults, patients with depression, and patients with chronic pain conditions of various etiologies. He is also interested in using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) techniques to investigate neurobiological overlaps between psychiatric and chronic pain disorders.
Additionally, Dr. Borckardt is interested in integrating single-subject research design into psychological and psychiatric clinical practice. As a result, he is currently involved in developing and testing new research methodologies and statistical procedures for analyzing single-subject time-series data.