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Erin Longbrake, MD/PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology; Director, Clinical Research, Neuroimmunology; Director, Fellowship Program, Multiple Sclerosis & Other Inflammatory Brain Disease

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Erin Longbrake, MD/PhD

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Dr. Longbrake is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology. She graduated summa cum laude from Cedarville University in 1998, then earned combined MD/PhD degrees at the Ohio State University. Her dissertation research focused on the neuro-immune response to traumatic spinal cord injuries. Dr. Longbrake then completed her neurology residency at Washington University in St. Louis. From 2013-2016, Dr. Longbrake was a Sylvia Lawry fellow of the National MS Society. During her fellowship, she was involved in numerous MS clinical trials and focused her research on better understanding the effects of modern MS disease modifying drugs. Dr. Longbrake is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Society and the American Academy of Neurology. She joined the Yale faculty in 2016.

Education & Training

  • Multiple Sclerosis Fellow
    Washington University (2016)
  • MS
    Washington University, Clinical Investigation (2016)
  • Resident
    Washington University (2013)
  • Intern
    Washington University (2010)
  • MD/PhD
    The Ohio State University (2009)
  • BA
    Cedarville University, Biology (2001)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Sylvia Lawry FellowNational Multiple Sclerosis Society2013
Alpha Omega AlphaThe Ohio State University2009

Professional Service

Annals of NeurologyAssociate Editor2021 - Present
Journal of NeuroimmunologyEditorial Board Member2021 - Present
Neurology: Neuroimmunology & NeuroinflammationEditorial Board Member2020 - Present
American Academy of NeurologyTopic Chair: MS & CNS Inflammatory Disease2019 - 2023

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