Owen T. Carmichael, PhD

Director of Biomedical Imaging

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Ph.D. in Robotics, December 2003
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

B.S. with Honors in Electrical Engineering And Computer Science, May 1997
University Of California, Berkeley, CA


Developing new biomedical imaging techniques and applying them to brain aging and metabolic disorders.

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Carmichael, Owen T., et al. "Long-term change in physiological markers and cognitive performance in type 2 diabetes: the Look AHEAD Study." The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 105.12 (2020).

Carmichael O, Newton R, Jr. Brain MRI findings related to Alzheimer's Disease in older African American adults. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2019;165:3-23. PMID: 31481168.

Carmichael O, Stuchlik P, Pillai S, Biessels GJ, Dhullipudi R, Madden-Rusnak A, Martin S, Hsia DS, Fonseca V, Bazzano L. High-normal adolescent fasting plasma glucose is associated with poorer midlife brain health: Bogalusa heart study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019;104:4492-4500. PMCID: PMC6736207. PMID: 31058974.

McDougal DH, Darpolor MM, DuVall MA, Sutton EF, Morrison CD, Gadde KM, Redman LM, Carmichael OT. Glial acetate metabolism is increased following a 72-hour fast in metabolically healthy men and correlates with susceptibility to hypoglycemia. Acta Diabetologica. 2018 Jun 22. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1180-5. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29931424

King JL, Fearnbach SN, Ramakrishnapillai S, Shankpal P, Geiselman PJ, Martin CK, Murray KB, Hicks JL, McClernon FJ, Apolzan JW, Carmichael OT. Perceptual Characterization of the Macronutrient Picture System (MaPS) for Food Image fMRI. Frontiers in Psychology-Eating Behavior. 2018; 9:17. PMCID: PMC5790788 PMID: 29434559.

Carmichael O, Schwarz AJ, Chatham CH, Scott D, Turner JA, Upadhyay J, Coimbra A, Goodman JA, Baumgartner R, English BA, Apolzan JW, Shankapal P, Hawkins KR. The role of fMRI in drug development. Drug Discovery Today. 2018 Feb; 23:333-348. PMID: 29154758.

Carmichael O. Preventing vascular effects on brain injury and cognition late in life: knowns and unknowns. Neuropsychol Rev. 2014 Sep; 24(3):371-87. PMCID: PMC4169073. PMID: 25085314.
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