Michelle Hampson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

Departments & Organizations

Diagnostic Radiology: Bioimaging Sciences: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Research Center

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic

Office of Student Research


After completing an undergraduate degree in Computing Science at the University of Alberta, Dr. Hampson did her graduate work Boston University's Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, a department focused on computational neural network models of brain systems. She came to Yale as a postdoc to pursue her interests in human functional neuroimaging. During her postdoc, Dr. Hampson conducted some of the earliest studies of resting-state functional connectivity, validating the technique and relating resting-state functional connectivity measures to behavioral variables. She recently joined the Yale faculty and has begun using real-time fMRI neurofeedback to train people to control their brain activity patterns. She is interested in novel functional neuroimaging techniques and psychiatric applications of these techniques.

Education & Training

PhD Boston University (1999)
BS University of Alberta, Computing Science (1993)

Professional Service

  • NIDA Review Panel: SBIR review NIDA (2011 - 2011)

  • K99/R00 Review panel NIMH (2013 - 2013)

  • K99/R00 Review panel NIMH (2013 - 2013)

  • Pathways to indepence review group Medical Research Council, Research Councils UK (2013 - 2013)

  • K99/R00 Review panel NIMH (2013 - 2013)

  • K99/R00 Review panel NIMH (2013 - 2013)

  • Academic Editor for PLoS ONE.

International Activity

  • Optimization of real-time fMRI neurofeedback. Boston, MA, United States (2013 - 2013)

  • Real-time fMRI biofeedback. New Haven, CT, United States (2013 - 2013)

  • Exploratory, voxel-wise measures of connectivity Magdeburg, Spain (2012 - 2012)

  • Biofeedback of real-time fMRI data from the orbitofrontal cortex to reduce contamination anxiety Whistler, BC, Bhutan (2012 - 2012)

  • Relating variations in network connectivity to cognitive function San Diego, CA, Serbia (2010 - 2010)

  • Modulating Functional Connectivity Milwaukee, WI, Serbia (2010 - 2010)

  • Relationships between behavior and functional connectivity in the brain Erice, Guadeloupe (2009 - 2009)

  • Brain Connectivity and Behavior Magdeburg, Spain (2008 - 2008)

  • Relating function to connectivity Barcelona, Norway (2007 - 2007)

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