Cameron Craddock, PhD
Director of Imaging
Child Mind Institute
Cameron Craddock, PhD, is an internationally recognized neuroimaging researcher who brings extensive knowledge of MRI image acquisition and analysis methods to the Child Mind Institute in support of several research initiatives. Dr. Craddock will lead work in the Center for the Developing Brain aimed at creating innovative experimental approaches to understanding how brain function and structure are impacted by mental illness and neurodevelopment.
Dr. Craddock has been involved with the Child Mind Institute's research projects from their inception, including the NKI Rockland Sample, Open Neuroscience Initiatives, and the ADHD-200. He is a recipient of the NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Fund for his project on real-time fMRI neuro-feedback in depression, which investigates the role of network dysregulation in depression.
Dr. Craddock completed his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His dissertation, "Support Vector Classification Analysis of Resting State Functional Connectivity fMRI," was completed under the advisement of Dr. Helen Mayberg and Dr. Xiaoping Hu. After receiving his PhD he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen LaConte at the Baylor School of Medicine and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
Dr. Craddock is a strong advocate of open science initiatives. He is the advisor of the Child Mind Institute's first Endeavor Scientist, Matthew Doherty, and the co-founder of The Neuro Bureau, a collaborative initiative that supports open neuroscience and advocates for the free sharing of data, methods, and ideas. He co-organized the Brain Art Competition and Exhibition, innovative collaborations of art and science that celebrate the power of visualizations to communicate neuroscientific findings in a novel way. The competition and exhibition are in their second year and take place at the annual meetings of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping.
Dr. Craddock is a reviewer for many respected journals in the field, and the recipient of several honors and awards, including the first place poster award for functional imaging at the 19th scientific meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 2011. He is a member of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.