Kara Garcia

Kara Garcia, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences


Dr. Garcia joined IU School of Medicine-Evansville in 2018, where she serves as Navigator for the Indiana Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI), Director of MS1 Neuroscience & Behavior, and Co-director of the new Scholarly Concentration, Quality & Innovation in Healthcare. Her research applies finite element modeling and MRI-derived measures of growth to understand normal and abnormal brain development. She is also interested in measuring cortical changes associated with neurodegenerative diseases.


As Evansville Navigator for the Indiana CTSI, Dr. Garcia serves as a local resource for clinical and translational research services, funding announcements, and collaboration opportunities in Southwest Indiana. She also serves as a statewide contact for investigators interested in utilizing the new Indiana CTSI Clinical Research Center in downtown Evansville.



(812) 909-7230 

Indiana University School of Medicine Evansville
515 Walnut Street
Evansville, IN 47708


Translational Research

Titles & Appointments

  • Navigator, Indiana Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute