Dr. Garcia is an Assistant Research Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences as well as the Evansville Navigator for the Indiana Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI). Her primary research focuses on mechanics-based modeling and MRI-derived measures to understand brain development and degeneration.
Through her role with the Indiana CTSI, Dr. Garcia supports a number of clinical and translational initiatives in Southwest Indiana, currently including projects on: maternal diabetes, cancer survivorship, and COVID-19 research. As Navigator, she connects local faculty, clinicians, and residents to services, funding announcements, and collaboration opportunities related to clinical and translational research. She also serves as a statewide contact for investigators interested in utilizing the Indiana CTSI Clinical Research Center in downtown Evansville.
At IUSM-Evansville, Dr. Garcia directs the IUSM Scholarly Concentration Program for Quality & Innovation in Healthcare and serves as site leader for the IUSM Neuroscience & Behavior course.