Dr. Garcia is an Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences and the Evansville Navigator for the Indiana Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI). Her primary research focuses on mechanics-based modeling and MRI-derived measures to understand brain development and degeneration.
Through her role with the Indiana CTSI, Dr. Garcia supports a number of clinical and translational initiatives across the state. As Evansville Navigator, she connects faculty, clinicians, and residents in Southwest Indiana to services, funding announcements, and collaboration opportunities related to clinical and translational research. She also serves as a statewide contact for investigators interested in expanding their research to Southwest Indiana. As a biomedical engineer, she maintains a special interest in medical device innovations. Since January 2021, she has served as the statewide contact for investigators with medical device innovations through the Indiana CTSI Think Tank program.
At IUSM-Evansville, Dr. Garcia directs the Scholarly Concentration Program for Quality & Innovation in Healthcare and serves as site leader for the IUSM Neuroscience & Behavior course.