Doug Dean III

Position title: Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Physics


Phone: (608) 262-6706


Medical Physics


M.S. in Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Ph.D. in Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Postdoctoral, Center for Healthy Minds at University of WisconsinMadison, Madison, WI, USA
Postdoctoral, Waisman Center at University of WisconsinMadison, Madison, WI, USA

Research Focus:

My research program is focused on developing and applying advanced, multimodal quantitative neuroimaging techniques to study brain development and aging across the lifespan. We are interested in advancing knowledge about early brain and child development. At the heart of our research is the advancement and application of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to probe structural, functional, and microstructural features of the brain. With these neuroimaging techniques, we combine aspects of neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, and genetics to discover how the brain develops as we grow and learn and assess how various environmental and genetic factors influence early neurodevelopment. We are particularly interested in understanding how the trajectory of brain development may differ in individuals with intellectual and developmental disorders, like autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and when neurodevelopmental differences first begin to emerge.

Research Key Words:

Early Brain Development, Quantitative Neuroimaging, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Developmental Disorders

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