Elizabeth Disbrow was born in Los Gatos, California in 1966. She received her Ph.D. in 1996 from University of California, Davis in neuroscience. She then obtained a postdoctoral fellowship from the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Radiology to study brain imaging. After training she joined the faculty of both UC Davis and UCSF. For over ten years she studied tactile and motor processing in healthy people, receiving several federal grants to support this work. She then became interested in the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease, especially motor planning and cognitive decline. She was awarded several federal grants to study cognitive dysfunction and rehabilitation in PD. In 2013 she moved with her family to Shreveport to join LSUHSC-S Medical School. She is currently a member of the Department of Neurology as well as the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience. She lead the effort to obtain Board of Regents approval for the LSU Health Shreveport Center for Brain Health in 2017, which she directs. In 1999 she married Dr. John Owings, and they have 2 daughters who are 12 and 14 years old.