Whitfield-Gabrieli, SusanPrincipal Research Scientist

    Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli

    Principal Research Scientist

    43 Vassar Street, Office: 46-4041
    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
    Phone: (617) 324-2893
    Email: swg@mit.edu


    Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, UCB, 2017
    Ph.D./ABD Department of Mathematics at University of California Berkeley, 1993
    B.A. Biophysics/Physics, University of California Berkeley, 1988


    I employ multimodal neuroimaging techniques, including resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI), task-based fMRI (t-fMRI), real-time fMRI (rt-fMRI), electrophysiology (EEG), and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) to investigate the neural underpinnings of typical and atypical development and aging as well as the pathophysiology of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism, and dyslexia. My recent research focuses on clinical translation of these neuroimaging techniques. Specifically, I’m investigating ways in which multimodal neuroimaging biomarkers, derived from functional and anatomical brain networks, may be utilized for (a) prediction of therapeutic response in psychiatric disorders, geared towards precision medicine, (b) early detection of psychiatric disorders, which potentiates early intervention and possibly prevention, and (c) novel behavioral interventions (e.g., real-time fMRI neurofeedback and mindfulness meditation) with the hope of improving, or augmenting, currently available treatments.

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