Principal Investigator

Damien Fair

Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD


Principal Investigator: Typical & Atypical Brain Development
Co-Principal Investigator: Longitudinal Imaging Study of ADHD Brain Development
Associate Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Associate Scientist, Advanced Imaging Research Center


Phone: 503 418-0995
Office: Mac Kenzie Hall 2194A; Mail Code: L470

Research Interests: Cognitive Brain Development; ADHD; Autism; Neuroimaging

Summary of Current Research

My laboratory focuses on mechanisms and principles that underlie the developing brain. The majority of this work uses functional MRI and resting state functional connectivity MRI to assess typical and atypical populations. A second focus has become testing the feasibility of using various functional and structural MRI techniques in translational studies of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism). We are exploring ways to better characterize individual patients with these psychopathologies to help guide future diagnostic, therapeutic and genetic studies.


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2003-2008 Ph.D., Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO (Advisors: Bradley Schlaggar, Steven Petersen)
1999-2001 MMSc, Physician Associate Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (Advisor: Lawrence Brass)
1994-1998 B.A., Biology (Maj) and Chemistry (Min), Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD

Previous Positions

2008-2011 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Psychiatry Dept, Oregon Health and Science University (Advisors: Joel Nigg, Bonnie Nagel)
2001-2003 Physician Assistant, Clinical Instructor, Yale University School of Medicine/Yale New Haven Hospital, Dept. of Neurology