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).
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.