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About our president and CEO
Dr. Bradley Schlaggar is the president and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute and holds the Zanvyl Krieger Faculty Endowed Chair at Kennedy Krieger. He is also a professor of neurology and pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University. At the Institute, Dr. Schlaggar leads a team of more than 2,800 full and part-time staff and faculty members to advance the organization’s longstanding mission of improving the lives of children, adolescents and young adults with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system.
Before joining Kennedy Krieger in 2018, Dr. Schlaggar served on the staff and faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for 19 years, including four years as the division head of pediatric and developmental neurology, co-director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center and neurologist-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Schlaggar earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Brown University, and Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In 1999, he completed his pediatric neurology residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University, where he served as the pediatric neurology residency director from 2005 to 2013. From 2014 to 2018, he served as the head of pediatric and developmental neurology, co-director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center and neurologist-in-chief at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Dr. Schlaggar is a highly sought-after lecturer. He has published nearly 150 research papers and is recognized as a highly-cited (i.e., in the top 1 percent) investigator. He is a co-founder and vice president of the Flux Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. He has been recognized with numerous awards for research, mentorship, clinical care and community service, including the Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award from the Child Neurology Society, the Norman Geschwind Award for Behavioral Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology, the 2013 E. Mead Johnson Award from the Society for Pediatric Research, and the Frank Hatch Award for Outstanding Community Service from the John Merck Foundation.
Dr. Schlaggar's research efforts, funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health, have been directed at understanding the development of the brain's functional network architecture in typically- and atypically-developing children. Dr. Schlaggar’s clinical expertise is in pediatric movement disorders, including Tourette syndrome and developmental disorders of language and cognition.
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Recent Research Publications
Marrus N, Eggebrecht AT, Todorov A, Elison JT, Wolff JJ, Cole L, Gao W, Pandey J, Shen MD, Swanson MR, Emerson RW, Klohr CL, Adams CM, Estes AM, Zwaigenbaum L, Botteron KN, McKinstry RC, Constantino JN, Evans AC, Hazlett HC, Dager SR, Paterson SJ, Schultz RT, Styner MA, Gerig G, Schlaggar BL, Piven J, Pruett JR Jr. Walking, Gross Motor Development, and Brain Functional Connectivity in Infants and Toddlers. Cereb Cortex. 2018 Feb 1;28(2):750-763. PMID: 29186388.
Greene DJ, Koller JM, Hampton JM, Wesevich V, Van AN, Nguyen AL, Hoyt CR, McIntyre L, Earl EA, Klein RL, Shimony JS, Petersen SE, Schlaggar BL, Fair DA, Dosenbach NUF. Behavioral interventions for reducing head motion during MRI scan in children. Neuroimage. 2018 Jan 12;171:234- 245. PMID: 29337280
Gratton C, Laumann TO, Nielsen AN, Greene DJ, Gordon EM, Gilmore AW, Nelson SM, Coalson RS, Snyder AZ, Schlaggar BL, Dosenbach NUF, Petersen SE. Functional Brain Networks Are Dominated by Stable Group and Individual Factors, Not Cognitive or Daily Variation. Neuron. 2018 Apr 18;98(2): 439-452. PMID: 29673485; (PMCID: PMC5912345). [Available on 2019-04-18]
Nielsen AN, Greene DJ, Gratton C, Dosenbach NUF, Petersen SE, Schlaggar BL. Evaluating the Prediction of Brain Maturity From Functional Connectivity After Motion Artifact Denoising. Cereb Cortex. 2018 May 30. PMID: 29850877.
Lee, J.K., Ding, Y., Conrad, A.L., Cattaneo, E., Epping, E., Mathews, K., Gonzalez-Alegre, P., Cahill, L., Magnotta, V., Schlaggar, B.L., Perlmutter, J.S., Kim, R.E., Dawson, J.D., Nopoulos, P. (2017) Sex-specific effects of the Huntington gene on normal neurodevelopment. J Neurosci Res. 2017 Jan 2;95(1-2):398-408.
Eggebrecht, A.T., Elison, J.T., Feczko, E., Todorov, A., Wolff, J.J., Kandala, S., Adams, C.M., Snyder, A.Z., Lewis, J.D., Estes, A.M., Zwaigenbaum, L., Botteron, K.N., McKinstry, R.C., Constantino, J.N., Evans, A., Hazlett, H.C., Dager, S., Paterson, S.J., Schultz, R.T., Styner, M.A., Gerig, G., Das, S., Kostopoulos, P., Schlaggar, B.L., Petersen, S.E., Piven, J., Pruett, J.R. Jr, IBIS Network. Joint Attention and Brain Functional Connectivity in Infants and Toddlers. Cereb Cortex. 2017 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print].
Kallogjeri, D., Piccirillo, J.F., Spitznagel, E. Jr, Hale, S., Nicklaus, J.E., Hardin, F.M., Shimony, J.S., Coalson, R.S., Schlaggar, B.L. (2017) Cognitive Training for Adults With Bothersome Tinnitus: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print].
Pineda, R., Durant, P., Mathur, A., Inder, T., Wallendorf, M., Schlaggar, B.L. (2017) Auditory Exposure in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Room Type and Other Predictors. J Pediatr. 2017 Apr;183:56-66.e3. (PMCID: PMC5378448) [Available on 2018-04-01]
Guerriero, R.M., Schlaggar, B.L. (2017) An important step toward a functional biomarker in pediatric TBI recovery and outcome. Neurology. 2017 Apr 11;88(15):1386-1387. PMID: 28298548
Jung, M.E., Colletta, M., Coalson, R.S., Schlaggar, B.L., Lieu, J.E.C. (2017) Differences in Interregional Brain Connectivity in Children With Unilateral Hearing Loss. The Laryngoscope. 2017 Nov;127(11):2636-2645. Epub 2017 Apr 20. PMID: 28425563 (PMCID: PMC5650569)
Emerson RW, Adams C, Nishino T, Hazlett HC, Wolff JJ, Zwaigenbaum L, Constantino JN, Shen MD, Swanson MR, Elison JT, Kandala S, Estes AM, Botteron KN, Collins L, Dager SR, Evans AC, Gerig G, Gu H McKinstry RC, Paterson S, Schultz RT, Styner M, Schlaggar BL, Pruett JR Jr, Piven J. (2017) Functional Neuroimaging of high-risk 6-month-old infants predicts a diagnosis of autism at 24 months of age. Science Transl Med. 2017 Jun 7;9(393). PMID: 28592562 (PMCID: PMC5819345.)
Gordon EM, Laumann TO, Gilmore AW, Newbold DJ, Greene DJ, Berg JJ, Ortega M, Hoyt-Drazen C, Gratton C, Sun H, Hampton JM, Coalson RS, Nguyen AL, McDermott KB, Shimony JS, Snyder AZ, Schlaggar BL, Petersen SE, Nelson SM, Dosenbach NUF. (2017) Precision functional mapping of individual human brains. Neuron. 2017 Aug 16;95(4):791-807.e7. Epub 2017 Jul 27. PMID: 28757305 (PMCID: PMC5576360.) [available on 2018-08-16]
Maccotta L, Lopez MA, Adeyemo B, Ances BM, Day BK, Eisenman LN, Dowling JL, Leuthardt EC, Schlaggar BL, Hogan RE. (2017). Postoperative seizure freedom does not normalize altered connectivity in temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2017 Nov;58(11):1842-1851. Epub 2017 Aug 3. PMID: 28776646 (PMCID: PMC5670008). [Available on 2018-11-01]
Mitra A, Snyder AZ, Tagliazucchi E, Laufs H, Elison J, Emerson RW, Shen MD, Wolff JJ, Botteron KN, Dager S, Estes AM, Evans A, Gerig G, Hazlett HC, Paterson SJ, Schultz RT, Styner MA, Zwaigenbaum L; IBIS Network, Schlaggar BL, Piven J, Pruett JR Jr, Raichle M. (2017) Resting-state fMRI in sleeping infants more closely resembles adult sleep than adult wakefulness. PLoS One. 2017 Nov 17;12(11):e0188122. eCollection 2017. PMID: 29149191;(PMCID: PMC5693436)
Greene, D.J., Church, J.A., Dosenbach, N.U., Nielsen, A.N., Adeyemo, B., Nardos. B., Petersen, S.E., Black, K.J., Schlaggar, B.L. (2016) Multivariate pattern classification of pediatric Tourette syndrome using functional connectivity MRI. Dev Sci. 2016 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print]
Church, J.A., Bunge, S.A., Petersen, S.E., Schlaggar, B.L. (2016) Preparatory Engagement of Cognitive Control Networks Increases Late in Childhood. Cereb Cortex. 2016 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Gratton, C., Neta, M., Sun, H., Ploran, E.J., Schlaggar, B.L., Wheeler, M.E., Petersen, S.E., Nelson, S.M. (2016) Distinct stages of moment-to-moment processing in the cinguloopercular and frontoparietal networks. Cerebral Cortex (in press)
Smyser, C.D., Dosenbach, N.U., Smyser, T.A., Snyder, A.Z, Rogers, C.E., Inder, T.E., Schlaggar, B.L., Neil, J.J. (2016) Prediction of Brain Maturity in Infants Using Machine-Learning Algorithms. NeuroImage (Accepted).
Laumann, T.O., Snyder, A.Z., Mitra, A., Gordon, E.M., Gratton, C., Adeyemo, B., Gilmore, A.W., Nelson, S.M., Berg, J.J., Green, D.J., McCarthy, J.E., Tagliazucchi, E., Laufs, H., Schlaggar, B.L., Dosenbach, N.U.F., Petersen, S.E. (2016) On the stability of BOLD fMRI correlations. Cerebral Cortex. (Accepted for publication).
Ananth, A.L., Robichaux-Viehoever, A., Kim, Y.M., Hanson-Kahn, A., Cox, R., Enns, G.M., Strober, J., Willing, M., Schlaggar, B.L., Wu, Y.W., Bernstein, J.A. (2016) Clinical course of six children with GNAO1 mutations causing a severe and distinctive movement disorder. Pediatric Neurology. 59:81-4.
Power, J.D., Schlaggar, B.L. (2016) Neural plasticity across the lifespan. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2017 Jan;6(1).
Wolf ,T.J., Doherty, M., Kallogjeri, D., Coalson, R.S., Nicklaus, J., Ma, C.X., Schlaggar, B.L., Piccirillo, J. (2016) The Feasibility of Using Metacognitive Strategy Training to Improve Cognitive Performance and Neural Connectivity in Women with Chemotherapy-Induced Cognitive Impairment. Oncology. 2016 Jul 23;91(3):143-152. [Epub ahead of print].
Lee J. K., Ding, Y., Conrad, A.L., Cattaneo, E., Epping, E., Mathews, K., Gonzalez-Alegre, P., Cahill, L., Magnotta, V., Schlaggar, B.L., Perlmutter, J.S., Kim, R.E., Dawson, J.D., Nopoulos, P. (2016) Sex-specific effects of the Huntington gene on normal neurodevelopment. J Neurosci Res. 2017 Jan 2;95(1-2):398-408.
Greene, D.J., Williams Iii, A.C., Koller, J.M., Schlaggar, B.L., Black, K.J. (2016) Brain structure in pediatric Tourette syndrome. Mol Psychiatry. 2016 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print] (PMCID: PMC5405013).
Schor, N.F., Schlaggar, B.L. (2016) Child neurologists and neurodevelopmental disabilities physicians: "Who-Who Are You?". Neurology. 2016 Sep 27;87(13):1318-9.
Lessov-Schlaggar, C.N., Rubin, J.B., Schlaggar, B.L. (2016) The Fallacy of Univariate Solutions to Complex Systems Problems. Front Neurosci. 2016 Jun 8;10:267. (PMCID: PMC4896944)
Black, K.J., Black, E.R., Greene, D.J., Schlaggar, B.L. (2016) Provisional Tic Disorder: What to tell parents when their child first starts ticcing. F1000Res. 2016 Apr 18;5:696. (PMCID: PMC4850871