Christina Karns

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  • Title: Research Assistant Professor
  • Additional Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-0550
  • Office: Rainier Building, CBIRT, Suite 220
  • Affiliated Departments: Center on Brain Injury Research Training (CBIRT), Clark Honors College
  • Website: Website


Christina Karns, Ph.D., received her doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley. At the University of Oregon, her research centers on children, teens, and adults with and without disability to clarify how attention and self-regulation support healthy neural development. This work has provided foundation for evidence-based interventions that utilize the neuroplasticity of emotions and cognition to support people in positive and healthy interactions with society and each other.