Douglas Dean III, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor

Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery
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Doug Dean, PhD


BS, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
ScM, Brown University, Providence, Rhode
PhD, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Professional Activities

Dr. Douglas Dean III is a tenure track assistant professor in the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery. He is a principal investigator at the Waisman Center, where he directs the Developing Brain Imaging Lab. He is also a faculty trainer for the Neuroscience Training Program. Within the department, Dean has served as a member of the Promotion Oversight and Advisory Committee and the Well-being Advisory Committee. He is also an active member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). An expert of using quantitative MRI methods in infants and young children, Dean has served as reviewer for more than 25 peer-reviewed journals.

Dean has a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Physics.

Research Interests

Dean’s research investigates how the brain develops during infancy and early childhood and how these neurodevelopmental processes are related to behavior or differ in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. In particular, his research focuses on the development and application of novel quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to measure aspects of brain structure and microstructure.