Dr. Racine is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist, and currently holds the title of Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology. She performed her graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis, and completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology with specific training in neuropsychology and aging. She did an internship in Neuropsychology at Duke University Medical Center, and subsequently was a postdoctoral fellow in Neuropsychology from 2005 to 2007 at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the Department of Neurology. She was a junior faculty member in Neurology from 2007-2009 where she focused on the clinical evaluation of individuals with dementia, movement disorders, and multiple sclerosis and had research interests in Parkinsonian dementia syndromes and the effects of healthy aging on white matter and cognition.
Dr. Racine recently joined the Department of Neurosurgery with a joint appointment in Radiation Oncology to develop the first of its kind Neuropsychology Division within our Department. The goal of this service will be to provide clinical and research assessments of cognition and mood and to make recommendations for intervention.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Racine is very interested in continuing to participate in research and is available to act as a collaborator for projects that have a specific cognitive and neuropsychiatric component. For example, she will be working on various quality of life issues with our Neuro-Oncology group. In the Department of Radiation Oncology, she will be working with Dr. Igor Barani, conducting research examining the cognitive effects of radiation therapy. She is also currently involved in projects examining the effects of DBS on cognition in patients with dystonia and Parkinson's disease. Dr. Racine is also dedicated to education and looks forward to becoming part of the medical training curriculum in both departments.
Awards & Honors
Recent Significant Publications
Racine C, Raffoul W, Martinez A, Broome M. [Complex fronto-orbital reconstruction with a PEEK prosthesis and skin expansion: about a case]. Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2012 Dec;113(6):461-4.
Furst AJ, Rabinovici GD, Rostomian AH, Steed T, Alkalay A, Racine C, Miller BL, Jagust WJ. Cognition, glucose metabolism and amyloid burden in Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2012 Feb;33(2):215-25.
Yaffe K, Middleton LE, Lui LY, Spira AP, Stone K, Racine C, Ensrud KE, Kramer JH.Mild cognitive impairment, dementia, and their subtypes in oldest old women. Arch Neurol. 2011 May;68(5):631-6.
Kao, A.W., Racine, C.A., Quitania, L.C., Kramer, J.H., Christine, C., & Miller, B.L. Cognitive and neuropsychiatric profile of the “synucleinopathies.” Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders 2009;23: 365-70.
Tartaglia, M.C., Sidhu, M., Laluz, V., Racine, C.A., Rabinovici, G.D., Creighton, K., Karydas, A., Rademakers, R., Huang, E.J., DeArmond, S.J., Miller, B.L., & Seeley, W.W. (in press). Sporadic corticobasal syndrome due to FTLD-TDP. Acta Neuropathologica.
Rabinovici, G.D., Furst, A.J., Alkalay, A., Racine, C.A., O’Neil, J.P., Janabi, M., Baker, S.L., Agarwal, N., Karydas, A., Bonasera, S.J., Mormino, E.C., Madison, C.M., Weiner, M.W., Gorno-Tempini, M.L., Rosen, H.J., Miller, B.L. & Jagust, W.J. (in press). Increased metabolic vulnerability in early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is not related to amyloid burden. Brain.
Rabinovici GD, Jagust WJ, Furst AJ, Ogar JM, Racine CA, Mormino EC, O'Neil JP, Lal RA, Dronkers NF, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Abeta amyloid and glucose metabolism in three variants of primary progressive aphasia. Ann Neurol 2008;64(4):388-401.
Racine CA, Lawton MT, Hetts SW, Josephson SA. Neuropyschological profile of reversible cognitive impairment in a patient with a dural arteriovenous fistula. Neurocase 2008;14(3):231-8.
Paxton JL, Barch DM, Racine CA, Braver TS. Cognitive control, goal maintenance, and prefrontal function in healthy aging. Cereb Cortex 2008;18(5):1010-28.
Rabinovici GD, Furst AJ, O'Neil JP, Racine CA, Mormino EC, Baker SL, Chetty S, Patel P, Pagliaro TA, Klunk WE, Mathis CA, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Jagust WJ. 11C-PIB PET imaging in Alzheimer disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Neurology 2007;68(15):1205-12.