Michelle Hampson, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center; Director of real-time fMRI

Departments & Organizations

Radiology & Biomedical Imaging: Bioimaging Sciences: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Research Center

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


After completing an undergraduate degree in Computing Science at the University of Alberta, Dr. Hampson did her graduate work in 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. More recently, she 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

  • NSF (2019 - Present) Reviewer

  • Real-time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback 2019 biennial meeting (2018 - Present) Executive Committee for planning 2019 meeting in Maastricht, Netherlands

  • NeuroImage (2017 - Present) Editor of Special Issue on Neurofeedback

  • Real-time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback 2017 biennial meeting (2015 - 2017) Executive Committee for planning 2017 meeting in Nara, Japan.

  • Bioimaging Sciences (2015) Planning Committee for 2015 retreat.

  • Resting State/Brain Connectivity (2014 - 2015) Organizer of satellite workshop titled "Resting State Connectivity Workshop: Interventions and Consciousness".

  • Kings Health Partners R & D Challenge Fund, UK (2014 - 2015) Reviewer

  • Medical Research Council, Research Councils UK (2013) Pathways to indepence reviewer

  • NIMH (2013 - Present) Reviewer

  • PLoS One (2011 - Present) Academic Editor


  • Invited speaker, Brain, Behavior, and Development Seminar series, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute Vancouver, Canada (2019)

  • Invited speaker, NIH workshop titled: A Critical Examination of Real-time FMRI Neurofeedback Washington, United States (2019)

  • Invited speaker, Tulane Brain Institute Seminar Series New Orleans, United States (2019)

  • Accepted symposium speaker, Modulation of Processes Underlying Mental Disorders via Neurofeedback Technologies, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Annual Meeting Hollywood, United States (2018)

  • Invited speaker, Sixth Biennial Conference on Resting State Connectivity Montreal, Canada (2018)

    Talk title: Biomarkers of neurofeedback response

  • Invited speaker, Real-time functional imaging and neurofeedback conference, satellite symposium Kyoto, Japan (2017)

  • Accepted speaker, 3rd Annual New England OCD Research Symposium New Haven, United States (2015)

  • Accepted speaker, Real-time functional imaging and neurofeedback conference Gainesville, United States (2015)

  • Invited speaker, International School on Magnetic Resonance and Brain Function - XIII Workshop Trapani, Italy (2014)

  • Invited speaker, International Symposium for Life Design and Engineering Yokohama, Japan (2014 - 2014)

  • Invited speaker at Advanced Telecommunications Research International Kyoto, Japan (2014 - 2014)

  • Invited speaker, Radcliffe Symposium on Real-time FMRI Boston, United States (2013)

  • Invited speaker, New England OCD Symposium New Haven, United States (2013)

  • Invited speaker, 3rd Biennial Conference on Resting State Brain Connectivity Magdeburg, Germany (2012)

  • Invited speaker, Scientific Workshop: FMRI from Cortical Layers to Networks Whistler, Canada (2012)

  • Invited speaker, Analysis and Function of Large-Scale Brain Networks, Society for Neuroscience annual meeting San Diego, United States (2010)

  • Invited speaker, 2nd Biennial International Conference on Resting-State Functional Brain Connectivity Milwaukee, United States (2010)

  • Invited speaker, International School on Magnetic Resonance and Brain Function. VII Workshop: Brain Function Investigation by Magnetic Resonance, Electrophysiology and Molecular Imaging Trapani, Italy (2009)

  • Invited speaker, Workshop on Connectivity in the Resting Brain Magdeburg, Germany (2008)

  • Invited speaker, Sixth International Workshop on Brain Connectivity Barcelona, Spain (2007)

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