Welcome to my website. My name is Colin McGregor, and I'm a research assistant at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. I hold an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in cognitive science with a minor in psychology.
My research interests are mainly in cognitive neuropsychology as it applies to music. My most recent research involvement has been examining the effects of alternative, music-based treatment of Parkinson's and Huntington's Diseases. These projects are co-led by the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (principal investigators Drs. Alexander Pantelyat and Serap Bastepe-Gray) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine. I've also assisted Hopkins in their collection of data for UCSF's 4 Repeat Tauopathy Neuroimaging Initiative -- Cycle 2 (4RTNI-2) as well as a longitudinal study examining the cognitive and physical consequences of suffering from atypical parkinsonism (Longitudinal Biomarkers of Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders). I'm currently working on a study, in cooperation with MedRhythms and Boston University, that aims to use music and a feedback loop to improve PD patients' gaits and walking speeds.
Additionally, I have done work at Hopkins involving linguistic construal analysis (principal investigator Dr. Jeffrey Bowen) in which individuals' construals of their romantic partners are examined for concreteness (or lack thereof). The results vary significantly across individuals in geographically close and long-distance relationships.
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You can reach me via email: colinmcgregor [at] jhmi [dot] edu