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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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Emotional and Behavioral Correlates of Persisting Specific Learning Disabilities in Written Language During Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence
Nielsen K., Andria-Habermann K., Richards T., Abbott R., Mickail T., Berninger V.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. 2018 Oct:651-669

Some new angles on the magic angle: what MSK radiologists know and don’t know about this phenomenon
Richardson M., Amini B., Richards T.
Skeletal Radiology. 2018 Jul:1-9

Right forceps minor and anterior thalamic radiation predict executive function skills in young bilingual adults
Mamiya P., Richards T., Kuhl P.
Frontiers in Psychology. 2018 Feb

Behavioral and brain evidence for language by ear, mouth, eye, and hand and motor skills in literacy learning
Berninger V., Richards T., Nielsen K., Dunn M., Raskind M., Abbott R.
International Journal of School and Educational Psychology. 2018 Jan

Brain’s functional network clustering coefficient changes in response to instruction (RTI) in students with and without reading disabilities: Multi-leveled reading brain’s RTI
Richards T., Berninger V., Yagle K., Abbott R., Peterson D.
Cogent Psychology. 2018 Jan

Common Brain Structure Findings Across Children with Varied Reading Disability Profiles
Eckert M., Vaden K., Maxwell A., Cute S., Gebregziabher M., Berninger V., Beaulieu C., Castellanos X., Chiarello C., Conway T., Cutting L., Dehaene-Lambertz G., Eden G., Frye R., Giaschi D., Gilger J., Hoeft F., Kibby M., Van Kriegstein K., Kronbichler M., Leonard C., Milham M., Odegard T., Poldrack R., Pugh K., Richards T., Rollins N., Schneider K., Talcott J., Wandell B.
Scientific Reports. 2017 Dec

The neurobiological mechanism of chemical aversion (Emetic) therapy for alcohol use disorder: An fMRI study
Elkins R., Richards T., Nielsen R., Repass R., Stahlbrandt H., Hoffman H.
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 2017 Sep

ERPs While Judging Meaningfulness of Sentences With and Without Homonym or Morpheme Spelling Foils: Comparing 4th to 9th Graders With and Without Spelling Disabilities
Richards T., Pettet M., Askren M., Mestre Z., Grabowski T., Yagle K., Wallis P., Northey M., Abbott R., Berninger V.
Developmental Neuropsychology. 2017 May:284-297

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