Featured SPR Member
March 2016


Lori Jordan, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is an attending neurologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and also directs the pediatric stroke program. Dr. Jordan is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She completed residency in pediatrics followed by child neurology residency and fellowship in vascular neurology (adult stroke) at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. After finishing her clinical training Dr. Jordan entered and completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After a few years on faculty at Johns Hopkins, she joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 2011.

Dr. Jordan's early research was focused on understanding predictors of recovery after ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in children which was the subject of her NIH K23 Award. She also has a long-standing interest in primary and secondary stroke prevention in young adults and children with sickle cell anemia (SCA). She is particularly interested in cerebral hemodynamics in populations of children at high risk for stroke. Dr. Jordan has an American Heart Association Collaborative Science Grant to study novel neuroimaging techniques to predict stroke risk and poor cerebrovascular reserves in young adults with SCA and has recently submitted her first NIH R01 application to continue this work in children with SCA. She currently collaborates in several multi-center pediatric stroke studies and chairs the neurology committees for 2 NIH-funded studies of hydroxyurea for primary stroke prevention in young children with SCA including the first study of primary stroke prevention in children with SCA in Nigeria, the region of the world with the greatest burden of the disease. She is a member of the International Pediatric Stroke Study (IPSS) executive committee and chairs the IPSS outcome assessment committee. Dr. Jordan serves on the editorial boards of 3 journals, Stroke, Pediatric Neurology and The Journal of Child Neurology. She also serves on the American Heart Association National Stroke Statistics Committee.

View Dr. Jordan's articles in PubMed