Christopher Becker, M.A., M.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Becker is a vascular neurologist and clinical researcher interested in social determinants of health. He earned a BS in psychology and an MA in Cognitive Science from James Madison University before attending medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his neurology residency and vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Michigan, followed by an NIH StrokeNet fellowship. His research is focused on the impacts of poverty on stroke.

Areas of Interest

Impact of poverty on cerebrovascular disease
Social determinants of health
Health disparities

Clinical Interests

Functional neurologic disorders
Post-stroke fatigue
Acute stroke management
Secondary stroke prevention


Medical School or Training

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2017


  • University of Michigan, Neurology, 2021


  • University of Michigan, Vascular Neurology, 2022

Board Certification

  • Neurology

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