Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

address: 43 Vassar Street - Building 46, Office 4041, Cambridge, MA 02139

telephone: 617.324.2893

facsimile: 617.258.8654


My primary mission is to understand the brain basis of psychiatric disorders and to promote translation of this knowledge into clinical practice.  Towards this end, I employ multimodal neuroimaging techniques to investigate the pathophysiology of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism, and dyslexia.  My goals are to discover biomarkers for improved diagnosis, early detection (potentiating early intervention and possibly prevention), prediction of therapeutic response (targeted towards precision medicine), and development of novel therapeutic techniques (e.g., real-time fMRI neurofeedback) with the hope of improving (or augmenting) currently available treatments.  A secondary goal of my research is to develop functional imaging analysis tools to share with clinicians and the neuroimaging community at large.

Keywords: Functional neuroimaging, Resting State, Brain Connectivity, Schizophrenia