Monica Santisteban, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Monica M. Santisteban is a neuroscientist specializing in neuroimmune and neurovascular physiology, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Santisteban's research interests focus on the mechanisms of the neurovascular dysfunction and cognitive impairment produced by hypertension, a leading risk factor for stroke and dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. The goal of her research is to make discoveries that will advance our understanding of the deleterious impact of hypertension on cognitive function and brain health.

Dr. Santisteban completed her doctoral degree in physiology at the University of Florida, and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Mind Research Institute.