Richard E. Hartman, PhD

Professor, Psychology

Contact Information

Email rhartman@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-8709
Fax 909-558-0171

Department of Psychology, Ste. 2 (upstairs)
Loma Linda University
11108 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA  92350

Hartman Behavioral Neuroscience Lab

Degrees

  • PhD, Behavior, Brain and Cognition - Washington University, St. Louis, 2001 

Areas of Specialization

  • Behavioral neuroscience with an emphasis on improving the brain's resiliency against neurodegenerative conditions (e.g., Alzheimer's, stroke, traumatic brain injury) via a variety of therapeutic strategies, but especially diet/nutrition

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS)
  • Oxygen Club of California (OCC)

Recent Publications and Presentations

Publications

Presentations

  • Kirsch WM, Holshouser B, Brier-Jones J, Whinnery C, Jaeger A, Iwakoshi N, Hudson S, Nie Y, Petersen F, Vinters HV, Zhang XB, Crofton A, Barnes S, Hartman RE, Magaki S, Shannon S, Fabian F, Smallwood J. Microparticle Therapy for Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy. 7th International CAA Conference 9/30/90 to 10/1/20
  • Nelson GA, Gangadharmath U, Jones T, Hartman RE, Gifford P. Radiation Effects on Synapse Number. Radiation Research Society.
  • Holshouser B, Gangadharmath U, Hartman RE, Jones T, Eliamani S, Stanbouly S, Gifford P, Nelson GA. In vivo Synaptic Density Imaging with 18F-UCB-H Detects Effects of Space Irradiation in the Rat Brain. Society of Nuclear medicine and Molecular Imaging Conference.
  • Assessing the behavioral effects of proton irradiation and polyphenol supplementation on a high throughput fruit fly model of traumatic brain injury. T. A. Togashi, A. D. Trofimova, C. Barcenas, W. Hardeman, M. Hanna, S. Loong, M. White, V. Watts, G. A. Nelson, R. E. Hartman. Society for Neuroscience Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2019.
  • The behavioral effects of blocking PDGF-R in a rat model of traumatic brain injury. N. Kalynovska, M. Hamer, P. Gifford, A. Jullienne, J. Tang, W. Pearce, J. H. Zhang, A. Obenaus, R. E. Hartman. Society for Neuroscience Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2019.
  • Identifying common and distinct behavioral phenotypes associated with 3 types of hemorrhagic brain injury in rats. W. Hardeman, M. Hamer, P. Gifford, J. Tang, W. Pearce, J. H. Zhang, A. Obenaus, R. E. Hartman. Society for Neuroscience Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2019.
  • Exploring the physical and behavioral effects of a potassium channel antagonist in young adult male rats. A. D. Trofimova, P. S. Gifford, D. A. Hessinger, D. L. Bellinger, R. E. Hartman. Society for Neuroscience Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2019.
  • Exploring the effects of prophylactic & therapeutic dietary polyphenol treatments on traumatic brain injury outcomes in Drosophila melanogaster. B. E. Tolan, A. D. Trofimova, R. E. Hartman. Society for Neuroscience Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2019.
  • A preliminary strategy to provide further education to physicians and caregivers on the dietary approaches to the treatment of autism spectrum disorders. D. S. Patel, R. E. Hartman. Society for Neuroscience Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2019.
  • Nomothetic versus idiographic outcomes following subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, and traumatic brain injury, 17th International Conference on Brain Edema and Cellular Injury, Guangzhou, China, December 2017.
  • Keynote speaker at 5th International Symposium on Food and Brain Health, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, November 2017.
  • Kalynovska N., Dulcich M.S., Bajwa N.M., Xu D.Y., Baylink, D.J., Hartman R.E. Proton irradiation and pomegranate supplementation can both increase proliferation of new cells in the mouse brain, Society for Neuroscience Conference, Washington D.C., November 2017.
  • Smith, A., Hartman R.E. Seizure-like activity in Bang-sensitive Drosophila is increased by GABAa receptor antagonists and decreased by ellagic acid. Society for Neuroscience Conference, Washington D.C., November 2017.
  • Tan, A., Morton, K., & Hartman, R.E. The relationship between dietary polyphenol intake and depressive symptoms, Western Psychological Association, Sacramento, CA. April 2017.
  • Pomegranate treatment for repetitive mild brain insults. A. M. Briseno, N. M. Bajwa, A. Obenaus, R. E. Hartman. Society for Neuroscience Conference, San Diego, CA, November 2016.
  • Effects of pomegranate supplementation on recovery following ischemic stroke: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. J. R. Murray, J. A. Bellone, P. Jorge, T. G. Fogel, M. Kim, D. Wallace, R. E. Hartman. Society for Neuroscience Conference, San Diego, CA, November 2016.
  • Mao XM, Pecaut MJ, Hartman R & Gridley DS. NADPH Oxidase and Neurovascular Stress following Unloading and/or Low-Dose Radiation. American Society for Gravitational and Space Research, 2016.

Community Engagement

  • Classroom presentations about the brain, Temecula Valley School District (2006-present)