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Todd Richards, Ph.D.



Dr. Richards is a Professor of Radiology at the University of Washington. He started using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during his doctoral training at the University of California, Berkeley where he earned his Ph.D in biophysics. For the past three decades he’s used MRI to answer questions about brain function, including research questions about various disease conditions and disorders. Richards is an expert in collecting and analyzing MRI data and has developed software that is used by several NIH-funded research projects. He also has analyzed advanced MR imaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), proton MR spectroscopy and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional connectivity, and perfusion imaging.

Recent Publications

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Fetal brain lesions after subcutaneous inoculation of Zika virus in a pregnant nonhuman primate
Adams Waldorf K., Stencel-Baerenwald J., Kapur R., Studholme C., Boldenow E., Vornhagen J., Baldessari A., Dighe M., Thiel J., Merillat S., Armistead B., Tisoncik-Go J., Green R., Davis M., Dewey E., Fairgrieve M., Gatenby J., Richards T., Garden G., Diamond M., Juul S., Grant R., Kuller L., Shaw D., Ogle J., Gough G., Lee W., English C., Hevner R., Dobyns W., Gale M., Rajagopal L.
Nature Medicine. 2016 Nov:1256-1259

Neuroimaging of the bilingual brain: Structural brain correlates of listening and speaking in a second language
Kuhl P., Stevenson J., Corrigan N., van den Bosch J., Can D., Richards T.
Brain and Language. 2016 Nov:1-9

Idea units in notes and summaries for read texts by keyboard and pencil in middle childhood students with specific learning disabilities: Cognitive and brain findings
Richards T., Peverly S., Wolf A., Abbott R., Tanimoto S., Thompson R., Nagy W., Berninger V.
Trends in Neuroscience and Education. 2016 Sep:146-155

Brain white matter structure and COMT gene are linked to second-language learning in adults
Mamiya P., Richards T., Coe B., Eichler E., Kuhl P.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2016 Jun:7249-7254

Trajectories of cortical thickness maturation in normal brain development – The importance of quality control procedures
Ducharme S., Albaugh M., Nguyen T., Hudziak J., Mateos-Pérez J., Labbe A., Evans A., Karama S., Ball W., Byars A., Schapiro M., Bommer W., Carr A., German A., Dunn S., Rivkin M., Waber D., Mulkern R., Vajapeyam S., Chiverton A., Davis P., Koo J., Marmor J., Mrakotsky C., Robertson R., McAnulty G., Brandt M., Fletcher J., Kramer L., Yang G., McCormack C., Hebert K., Volero H., Botteron K., McKinstry R., Warren W., Nishino T., Almli C., Todd R., Constantino J., McCracken J., Levitt J., Alger J., O'Neil J., Toga A., Asarnow R., Fadale D., Heinichen L., Ireland C., Wang D., Moss E., Zimmerman R., Bintliff B., Bradford R., Newman J., Arnaoutelis R., Pike G., Collins D., Leonard G., Paus T., Zijdenbos A., Das S., Fonov V., Fu L., Harlap J., Leppert I., Milovan D., Vins D., Zeffiro T., Van Meter J., Lange N., Froimowitz M., Rainey C., Henderson S., Edwards J., Dubois D., Smith K., Singer T., Wilber A., Pierpaoli C., Basser P., Chang L., Koay C., Walker L., Freund L., Rumsey J., Baskir L., Stanford L., Sirocco K., Gwinn-Hardy K., Spinella G., O'Neill J.
NeuroImage. 2016 Jan:267-279

Repetitive blast exposure in mice and combat veterans causes persistent cerebellar dysfunction
Meabon J., Huber B., Cross D., Richards T., Minoshima S., Pagulayan K., Li G., Meeker K., Kraemer B., Petrie E., Raskind M., Peskind E., Cook D.
Science Translational Medicine. 2016 Jan

Altered Dynamics of the fMRI Response to Faces in Individuals with Autism
Kleinhans N., Richards T., Greenson J., Dawson G., Aylward E.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2016 Jan:232-241

Differential diagnosis of dysgraphia, dyslexia, and OWL LD: behavioral and neuroimaging evidence
Berninger V., Richards T., Abbott R.
Reading and Writing. 2015 Oct:1119-1153

Paclitaxel improves outcome from traumatic brain injury
Cross D., Garwin G., Cline M., Richards T., Yarnykh V., Mourad P., Ho R., Minoshima S.
Brain Research. 2015 Aug:299-308

Contrasting brain patterns of writing-related DTI parameters, fMRI connectivity, and DTI-fMRI connectivity correlations in children with and without dysgraphia or dyslexia
Richards T., Grabowski T., Boord P., Yagle K., Askren M., Mestre Z., Robinson P., Welker O., Gulliford D., Nagy W., Berninger V.
NeuroImage: Clinical. 2015 Jun:408-421