CHDD
CHDD popup menu
 
chdd logo
Center on Human Development and Disability
About CHDD | IDDRC | UCEDD   

CHDD is located on the Lake Washington Ship Canal

Home Page

Collaborative
Research Areas


Research Affiliates

Core Services

Animal
Behavior
Core


Behavioral
Evaluation
Center


Brain
Imaging
Core


Clinical
Translational
Core


Genetics
Core

Stephen Dager, M.D.

Professor of Radiology
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
srd@uw.edu
206-616-1558
University of Washington
Box 357920
Seattle, WA 98195-7920

Dr. Dager

Dr. Dager's research focuses on the development and application of innovative functional imaging techniques to investigate psychiatric and developmental disorders. In investigating the neurobiology of autism and developmental delay, he and his colleagues are studying the time course of brain development using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to carefully characterize neuroanatomical changes in relationship to noninvasive measurements of the underlying brain tissue–based chemistry using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). For this work, Dager’s group is longitudinally studying young children soon after a clinical diagnosis is established and infants at high genetic risk for autism due to an affected older sibling. The goal of this research is to better understand both typical brain developmental processes and atypical processes involved in autism and developmental delay.

Dager’s other research projects address characterization of brain pharmacokinetics in both children and adults, including brain uptake, volume of distribution, brain steady-state concentration, and brain elimination half-life, for medications, such as prozac and luvox, that are commonly used to treat autism (as well as other disorders such as depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder).


Stephen Dager's Department of Radiology website


University of Washington • Center on Human Development and Disability • Box 357920 • Seattle WA 98195-7920 USA • 206-543-7701 • chdd@uw.edu