Jennifer Bain, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center

Jennifer Bain, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of neurology and pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Bain completed both M.D. and PhD. as well as general pediatrics residency at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. She then trained in Child Neurology at New York Presbyterian – Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and is a board-certified neurologist with special certification in Child Neurology. Her early research career focused on spinal cord and brain development after injuries such as spinal cord injury and perinatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. She currently works as a physician scientist at Columbia University specializing in general pediatric neurology with expertise in development, behavioral neurology and autism. Her clinical research has focused on studying the genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism and cerebral palsy. The genes she has worked closely on include HNRNPH2 and related disorders, GRIN disorders, KIF1A and she is eager to collaborate on other genetic disorders such as MED13L. She is interested in understanding clinically meaningful measures in families affected by neurodevelopmental disorders and measuring longitudinal trajectories in such disorders. She has been working closely with several patient advocacy groups, researchers, and Simons Searchlight to continuously move forward in the understanding of the developing brain.