Elizabeth Aylward, PhD

Elizabeth Aylward, PhD

Children's Title: Principal Investigator

Academic Title: Director, Neuropsychiatric and Developmental Disorders; Associate Director of the UW Center for Human Developmental and Disabilities (CHDD)

Research Center: Center for Integrative Brain Research

Prior to joining Seattle Children's Research Institute in 2009, I was a Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington and held an adjunct position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UW. I am also an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where I worked from 1987 through 1997. I am the Associate Director of the UW Center for Human Developmental and Disabilities (CHDD), and have been closely involved in the establishment of the UW Integrated Brain Imaging Center (IBIC).


Research Description

My work specializes in neuroimaging research in a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as in normal development and aging. I have conducted studies using structural and functional MRI, and have participated in research using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).
Neuroimaging studies in the past have involved participants with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, HIV dementia, Huntington's disease, Down syndrome, and other disorders.

Research Focus Area

Neuroscience / Neurodevelopment, Imaging Science

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Neurodevelopment Among Infants with Deformational Plagiocephaly unknown Sept. 4, 2005
Midlife Cognitive Change and Risk of Cognitive Decline: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study unknown Oct. 1, 2002
Neurobehavioral Correlates of Craniosynostosis unknown July 1, 2000
Neurobiological Predictors of Huntington’s Disease unknown April 1, 2000