Mark Sundman

Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Brain Imaging & Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Lab
Faculty Supervisor: Ying-hui Chou

Research Interests: 

  • Non-invasive Brain Stimulation (TMS)
  • Neuroimaging (MRI)
  • Aging
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Brain Energy Metabolism
  • Gut-brain axis

Selected Publications: 

  • Chen, N.K., Chou, Y., Sundman, M., Hickey, P., Kasoff, W. S., Bernstein, A., … Weingarten, C. (2018). Alteration of diffusion-tensor MRI measures in brain regions involved in early stages of Parkinson’s disease. Brain Connectivity.
  • Cochrane, G. D., Sundman, M. H., Hall, E. E., Kostek, M. C., Patel, K., Barnes, K. P., & Ketcham, C. J. (2018). Genetics Influence Neurocognitive Performance at Baseline but Not Concussion History in Collegiate Student-Athletes. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine28(2), 125–129.
  • Sundman, M. H., Chen, N.K., Subbian, V., & Chou, Y.H. (2017). The bidirectional gut-brain-microbiota axis as a potential nexus between traumatic brain injury, inflammation, and disease. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity66, 31–44.
  • Chou, Y. H., Sundman, M., Whitson, H. E., Gaur, P., Chu, M. L., Weingarten, C. P., … Chen, N. K. (2017). Maintenance and Representation of Mind Wandering during Resting-State fMRI. Scientific Reports7.
  • Chou, Y. H., Hickey, P. T., Sundman, M., Song, A. W., & Chen, N. K. (2015). Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on motor symptoms in parkinson disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Neurology72(4), 432–440.
  • Chang, H. C., Sundman, M., Petit, L., Guhaniyogi, S., Chu, M. L., Petty, C., … Chen, N-K. (2015). Human brain diffusion tensor imaging at submillimeter isotropic resolution on a 3Tesla clinical MRI scanner. NeuroImage118, 667–675.
  • Weingarten, C. P., Sundman, M. H., Hickey, P., & Chen, N.K. (2015). Neuroimaging of Parkinson’s disease: Expanding views. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews59, 16–52.
  • Sundman, M., Doraiswamy, P. M., & Morey, R. A. (2015). Neuroimaging assessment of early and late neurobiological sequelae of traumatic brain injury: Implications for CTE. Frontiers in Neuroscience.
  • Sundman, M. H., Hall, E. E., & Chen, N.-K. (2014). Examining the Relationship between Head Trauma and Neurodegenerative Disease: A Review of Epidemiology, Pathology and Neuroimaging Techniques. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Parkinsonism4(1), 1–21.

PhD Dissertation:

  • Sundman, M. H. (2022). Characterizing the Neurophysiological Correlates of Age-Related Cognitive Decline with Corticomotor Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Courses Taught: 

  • PSY 300 - Mind and Brain
  • PSY 321 -  Brain Rehab

Updated: 02/07/23


  • B.S. Exercise Science, Elon University (2012)
  • M.S. Integrative Medicine, George Washington University (2017)
  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Arizona (2022)