Neda Jahanshad, PhD, is an assistant professor of neurology at the Imaging Genetics Center, part of the Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute at the University of Southern California. Dr. Jahanshad has over ten years of experience in analyzing brain scans from large groups of individuals, and comparing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of people with and without brain disorders of all ages. Much of her research explores the brain as a network of interconnected pathways using diffusion-weighted MRI, a technology that reveals physical connections between different functional areas of the brain. Dr. Jahanshad is a key developer for the ENIGMA consortium, which brings together hundreds of researchers around the world. These researchers work together to identify the genetic and environmental risk factors that make the brain susceptible to disease. She holds undergraduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from University of California, Los Angeles.