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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Gallagher is a neurologist and staff physician at the Middleton VA Hospital. Dr. Gallagher specializes in movement disorders, treating patients with Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia, myoclonus, cerebellar diseases and other causes of abnormal movement. She performs botulinum toxin injections with electromyographic guidance and manages deep brain stimulators.

Specialties

Clinics

University Hospital
(608) 263-5442 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Neurology
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

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Research

Dr. Gallagher has initiated research projects in normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) and Parkinson’s disease. Her most significant focus is in the correlation between positron emission tomography images and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. She has recently received a career development grant from the Veterans Administration that will focus on Parkinson’s disease. At the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Gallagher is an educator of medical students, residents and fellows. She is the former director of the Integrated Clinical Neurosciences course for senior medical students and has received several awards for her teaching accomplishments.


PubMed Articles
Barzgari A Sojkova J Maritza Dowling N Pozorski V Okonkwo OC Starks EJ Oh J Thiesen F Wey A Nicholas CR Johnson S Gallagher CL Arterial spin labeling reveals relationships between resting cerebral perfusion and motor learning in Parkinson's disease. Brain Imaging Behav . 2019 Jun;13(3):577-587
[PubMed ID: 29744796]
Erickson CM Schultz SA Oh JM Darst BF Ma Y Norton D Betthauser T Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Bendlin BB Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Blennow K Zetterberg H Engelman CD Christian BT Johnson SC Dubal DB Okonkwo OC <i>KLOTHO</i> heterozygosity attenuates <i>APOE4</i>-related amyloid burden in preclinical AD. Neurology . 2019 Apr 16;92(16):e1878-e1889
[PubMed ID: 30867273]
Dougherty RJ Boots EA Lindheimer JB Stegner AJ Van Riper S Edwards DF Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Okonkwo OC Cook DB Fitness, independent of physical activity is associated with cerebral blood flow in adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Brain Imaging Behav . 2019 Mar 9;
[PubMed ID: 30852709]
Law LL Sprecher KE Dougherty RJ Edwards DF Koscik RL Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Zetterberg H Blennow K Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Johnson SC Cook DB Bendlin BB Okonkwo OC Cardiorespiratory Fitness Modifies Influence of Sleep Problems on Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers in an At-Risk Cohort. J Alzheimers Dis . 2019;69(1):111-121
[PubMed ID: 30958346]
Pozorski V Oh JM Okonkwo O Krislov S Barzgari A Theisen F Sojkova J Bendlin BB Johnson SC Gallagher CL Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between total and regional white matter hyperintensity volume and cognitive and motor function in Parkinson's disease. Neuroimage Clin . 2019;23:101870
[PubMed ID: 31150958]
Pozorski V Oh JM Adluru N Merluzzi AP Theisen F Okonkwo O Barzgari A Krislov S Sojkova J Bendlin BB Johnson SC Alexander AL Gallagher CL Longitudinal white matter microstructural change in Parkinson's disease. Hum Brain Mapp . 2018 Oct;39(10):4150-4161
[PubMed ID: 29952102]
Vesperman CJ Pozorski V Dougherty RJ Law LL Boots E Oh JM Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Ma Y Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Johnson SC Cook DB Okonkwo OC Cardiorespiratory fitness attenuates age-associated aggregation of white matter hyperintensities in an at-risk cohort. Alzheimers Res Ther . 2018 Sep 24;10(1):97
[PubMed ID: 30249285]
Metzger JM Moore CF Boettcher CA Brunner KG Fleddermann RA Matsoff HN Resnikoff HA Bondarenko V Kamp TJ Hacker TA Barnhart TE Lao PJ Christian BT Nickles RJ Gallagher CL Holden JE Emborg ME In vivo imaging of inflammation and oxidative stress in a nonhuman primate model of cardiac sympathetic neurodegeneration. NPJ Parkinsons Dis . 2018;4:22
[PubMed ID: 30038956]
Law LL Rol RN Schultz SA Dougherty RJ Edwards DF Koscik RL Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Bendlin BB Zetterberg H Blennow K Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Johnson SC Cook DB Okonkwo OC Moderate intensity physical activity associates with CSF biomarkers in a cohort at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement (Amst) . 2018;10:188-195
[PubMed ID: 29527551]
Theisen F Leda R Pozorski V Oh JM Adluru N Wong R Okonkwo O Dean DC 3rd Bendlin BB Johnson SC Alexander AL Gallagher CL Evaluation of striatonigral connectivity using probabilistic tractography in Parkinson's disease. Neuroimage Clin . 2017;16:557-563
[PubMed ID: 28971007]
Boots EA Schultz SA Clark LR Racine AM Darst BF Koscik RL Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Hogan KJ Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Christian BT Dubal DB Engelman CD Johnson SC Okonkwo OC <i>BDNF</i> Val66Met predicts cognitive decline in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. Neurology . 2017 May 30;88(22):2098-2106
[PubMed ID: 28468845]
Schultz SA Boots EA Darst BF Zetterberg H Blennow K Edwards DF Koscik RL Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hogan KJ Hermann BP Cook DB Johnson SC Engelman CD Okonkwo OC Cardiorespiratory fitness alters the influence of a polygenic risk score on biomarkers of AD. Neurology . 2017 Apr 25;88(17):1650-1658
[PubMed ID: 28341646]
Dougherty RJ Schultz SA Boots EA Ellingson LD Meyer JD Van Riper S Stegner AJ Edwards DF Oh JM Einerson J Korcarz CE Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Stein JH Johnson SC Okonkwo OC Cook DB Relationships between cardiorespiratory fitness, hippocampal volume, and episodic memory in a population at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Brain Behav . 2017 Mar;7(3):e00625
[PubMed ID: 28293467]
Dougherty RJ Schultz SA Kirby TK Boots EA Oh JM Edwards D Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Christian BT Johnson SC Cook DB Okonkwo OC Moderate Physical Activity is Associated with Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in Adults at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis . 2017;58(4):1089-1097
[PubMed ID: 28527205]
Law LL Schultz SA Boots EA Einerson JA Dougherty RJ Oh JM Korcarz CE Edwards DF Koscik RL Dowling NM Gallagher CL Bendlin BB Carlsson CM Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Cook DB Stein JH Okonkwo OC Chronotropic Response and Cognitive Function in a Cohort at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis . 2017;56(1):351-359
[PubMed ID: 27911299]
Dean DC 3rd Sojkova J Hurley S Kecskemeti S Okonkwo O Bendlin BB Theisen F Johnson SC Alexander AL Gallagher CL Alterations of Myelin Content in Parkinson's Disease: A Cross-Sectional Neuroimaging Study. PLoS One . 2016;11(10):e0163774
[PubMed ID: 27706215]
Dougherty RJ Ellingson LD Schultz SA Boots EA Meyer JD Lindheimer JB Van Riper S Stegner AJ Edwards DF Oh JM Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Okonkwo OC Cook DB Meeting physical activity recommendations may be protective against temporal lobe atrophy in older adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement (Amst) . 2016;4:14-7
[PubMed ID: 27489874]
Racine AM Koscik RL Nicholas CR Clark LR Okonkwo OC Oh JM Hillmer AT Murali D Barnhart TE Betthauser TJ Gallagher CL Rowley HA Dowling NM Asthana S Bendlin BB Blennow K Zetterberg H Carlsson CM Christian BT Johnson SC Cerebrospinal fluid ratios with Aβ42 predict preclinical brain β-amyloid accumulation. Alzheimers Dement (Amst) . 2016;2:27-38
[PubMed ID: 26955655]
Gallagher CL Bell B Palotti M Oh J Christian BT Okonkwo O Sojkova J Buyan-Dent L Nickles RJ Harding SJ Stone CK Johnson SC Holden JE Anterior cingulate dopamine turnover and behavior change in Parkinson's disease. Brain Imaging Behav . 2015 Dec;9(4):821-7
[PubMed ID: 25511521]
Schultz SA Larson J Oh J Koscik R Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Hermann BP Johnson SC Sager M LaRue A Okonkwo OC Participation in cognitively-stimulating activities is associated with brain structure and cognitive function in preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Brain Imaging Behav . 2015 Dec;9(4):729-36
[PubMed ID: 25358750]