Cameron Craddock, PhD

Volunteer Research Scientist

Child Mind Institute

Cameron Craddock, PhD

Cameron Craddock, PhD, is a Volunteer Research Scientist at the Child Mind Institute. An internationally recognized neuroimaging researcher, he brings extensive knowledge of MRI image acquisition and analysis methods to CMI in support of several research initiatives. Dr. Craddock leads work in the Center for the Developing Brain aimed at creating innovative experimental approaches to understanding how brain function and structure are impacted by mental illness and neurodevelopment. He has been involved with the Child Mind Institute’s research projects from their inception, and he is also the advisor of Matthew Doherty, CMI’s first Endeavor Scientist.

His dissertation, “Support Vector Classification Analysis of Resting State Functional Connectivity fMRI,” was completed under the advisement of Dr. Helen Mayberg and Dr. Xiaoping Hu. After receiving his PhD, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen LaConte.

In the past, Dr. Craddock has investigated the role of network dysregulation in depression, and co-founded The Neuro Bureau, a collaborative initiative that supports open neuroscience and advocates for the free sharing of data, methods and ideas. He also co-organized the Brain Art Competition and Exhibition, innovative collaborations of art and science that celebrate the power of visualizations to communicate neuroscientific findings in a novel way.

Dr. Craddock is a strong advocate for open science initiatives, and a reviewer for many respected journals in the field.


  • Post-doctoral fellow, Baylor School of Medicine & Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute


  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Awards & Honors

  • First Place Poster Award for Functional Imaging, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Fund


  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers