Vaibhav A Diwadkar (ax3112)

University information

Title: Professor
Unit: Psychiatry
Department: School of Medicine

Contact information

Dept of Psych & Behavioral Neurosci
3901 Chrysler Service Dr
Suite 5B, Tolan Park Medical Bldg
Detroit, 48201

Brain Imaging Research Division

Title: Professor, Co-Director of Neuroimaging Research
Phone: 313-577-0164
Vaibhav A Diwadkar

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

Position Title:


Office Phone: (313) 577-0164


  • Network analyses of fMRI signals and understanding the relevance of brain network dysfunction for psychiatric illnesses and its precursors.


Research Interests

  • Schizophrenia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Adolescent Risk for Psychiatric Disease
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Brain Network Function

Education Training:

B.A. Coe College, Iowa
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, Tennessee

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Carnegie Mellon University
NIMH T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Child Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Clinical/Research Interests:

Anxiety/Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD),Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Adolescent Risk for Psychiatric Disease, Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Brain Network Function

Vaibhav A Diwadkar

Translational Neuroscience Program

Title: Professor, Co-Director of Neuroimaging Research
Laboratory Web Site:

 Brain Imaging Research Division

Research Interests:
  • Using imaging to study the functional organization of cortico-striatal and cortico-limbic networks in normal development and to understand dysfunction in these circuits in vulnerable and disordered adolescent populations.


    Schizophrenia and mood disorders.




    fMRI and neuropsychology tests.

    Key Collaborators

    Jeffrey Stanley, Nash Boutros, Bob Freedman, David Rosenberg, Otto Muzik, Harry Chugani, Diane Chugani, Joseph Jacobson, Sandra Jacobson


Vaibhav A Diwadkar

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