Damien A. Fair, P.A.-C., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
  • Associate Scientist, Advanced Imaging Research Center
  • Principal Investigator, Typical & Atypical Brain Development
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Longitudinal Imaging Study of ADHD in Brain Development
  • Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program, School of Medicine


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.

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

Education and training

    • B.A., 1998, Augustana College
    • Ph.D., 2008, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Areas of interest

  • Cognitive brain development
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Neuroimaging



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