Jasmine Escalera, PhD

Project Manager, Healthy Brain Network

Child Mind Institute

Jasmine J. Escalera, PhD

Jasmine J. Escalera, PhD, is the project manager of the Healthy Brain Network study in the Center for the Developing Brain at the Child Mind Institute. She brings an extensive knowledge of research design, management and coordination to CMI, where her duties range from developing project plans and setting milestones to ensuring adherence to clinical and research obligations.

During her graduate studies, Dr. Escalera’s work focused on understanding the mechanisms involved in sensory neural pain pathways and their role in skin inflammation. In her clinical research career, she has planned and coordinated large, multi-site research studies in the fields of alcoholism, diabetes and cardiology. She has also helped manage and pilot a program aimed at embedding clinical trials into regular medical care and leveraging large-scale electronic medical records (EMR) systems. She went on to implement and coordinate a large research study aimed at understanding the role of attention in mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) through the use of an eye-tracking paradigm.

At the Child Mind Institute, Dr. Escalera has many duties ranging from developing project plans and setting milestones to ensuring adherence to clinical and research obligations.

Education

  • PhD, Pharmacology, Yale University School of Medicine
  • BS, Biochemistry, Pace University

Past Experience

  • Project manager, Veterans Affairs Boston Health Care System
  • Project manager, Brain Trauma Foundation