Dr. Dave Frankowski joined NIA in 2020 as a Health Specialist in the Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch, where he supports extramural research in the areas of cognitive neuroscience, affective neuroscience, and sensory and motor disorders of aging. In addition, he is a member of the multi-institute Music and Health working group, supports cross divisional research on Pain and Aging, and is a NIA representative at the Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group (IMAG) and the Multiscale Modeling (MSM) consortium.
Dr. Frankowski has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Georgia. Dr. Frankowski conducted his postdoctoral research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he leveraged neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques to study the neural mechanisms of cue-related behavior and their role in obesity and tobacco use. Dr. Frankowski’s doctoral work focused on defining brain mechanisms involved in the discrimination of emotional stimuli, and specifically how cortical and subcortical neural activity are orchestrated in real time. Dr. Frankowski also holds an M.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. In addition to his research, he has also worked as a professional science writer at Rose Li and Associates (RLA), where he delivered high-level research analysis and scientific writing support for the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.