Brandy Tiernan

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)

Director, Human Research Protection Program

I'm a cognitive neuroscientist who used EEG/ERP to examine the complex relationship between executive function and emotion/affective processing. Now, I'm a recovering academic and I've moved to a position in the nonprofit world as a consultant on ethical and sound research design for community based organizations in western North Carolina. In this position I am also the director of the human research protection program where I work with residents and faculty from internal medicine, family medicine, ob/gyn, psychiatry, general surgery, and dentistry on research, coaching them through ethic design and methods, and maintaining compliance. When I'm not at MAHEC I'm with my partner (married 2010) and FOUR kids: a 5th grader, 3rd grader, and twins (born in 12/2021). Loving all of the hard and complicated and joyful and uncertain and exciting phases of life.

About Brandy


Sylva, North Carolina US

Research areas and interests

Cognitive Neuroscience

Research methods

Brain Activity Recording Neural / Brain Imaging

Research model system