Vaibhav Diwadkar

Faculty Profile


Position Title


Office Phone

(313) 577-0164



  • Network analyses of fMRI signals and understanding the relevance of brain network dysfunction for psychiatric illnesses and its precursors.


Research Interests

  • Schizophrenia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Adolescent Risk for Psychiatric Disease
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Brain Network Function

Education Training

B.A. Coe College, Iowa
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, Tennessee

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Carnegie Mellon University
NIMH T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Child Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Clinical/Research Interests

Anxiety/Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD),Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Adolescent Risk for Psychiatric Disease, Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Brain Network Function

Laboratory Web Site

Brain Imaging Research Division Lab


PubMed Search (past 5 years)

Research Description

From fMRI time series data, we attempt to recover brain network function (and therefore understand dysfunction). We do this using a combination of computational and mathematical techniques for time series modeling. In addition to study healthy brain function, we study a multiplicity of conditions including schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder and mood disorders. Our work is represented in an array of publications (several led by medical students) including Kody & Diwadkar (J Psychiatr Res, 2022), Meram et al. (Network Neurosci, 2023), Hasan et al. (Schizophr Res, 2023) and Diwadkar & Eickhoff (Springer Nature Publishing, 2021).

Affiliated Departments