One Mind Staff
Science & Technology Director
Ramona Hicks joined One Mind in 2014 to foster collaboration and implementation of neuropsychiatric research. Dr. Hicks graduated from the University of California with a B.S. in Biology, received an M.A. in Physical Therapy from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center. Her early clinical experience as a physical therapist set the stage for a lifelong commitment to improving healthcare for children and adults with brain health conditions. After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Hicks had faculty appointments at the University of Kentucky and the University of Washington, and was a Program Director at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). While at NINDS she managed the traumatic brain injury (TBI) research portfolio along with other activities, including the development of common data elements for TBI research, the Federal Interagency TBI Research Informatics System (FITBIR), the NIH-NFL Sports Health Research Program, the National Research Action Plan for TBI and PTSD, and the International TBI Research (InTBIR) initiative.
At One Mind, Dr. Hicks works to facilitate the exchange of scientific knowledge across neuropsychiatric disorders, international borders, and academic and commercial entities to accelerate the development of diagnostic tools, biomarkers, and effective treatments. Projects include developing the One Mind Portal into a user-friendly and useful tool for research collaboration, especially among large, multi-center studies, implementing an evidence-informed screening and management tool for concussion in emergency departments (Screen-Inform-Prevent), and exploring opportunities for a public-private psychosis research initiative.