Keck School Faculty

Bradley Peterson

Bradley Peterson

Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Division Chief of Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences at CHLA
CHLA 4650 W. Sunset Blvd. Off Campus Los Angeles

Keck School of Medicine, USC: Dean’s Teaching Award, 2017

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Outstanding Mentor, 2014

American Psychiatric Association: Blanche Ittleson Award for Research in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012

New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell Universities: Excellence in Teaching, 2012

Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research: John J. Weber Prize for Outstanding Research, 2007

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Outstanding Mentor, 2006

: Best Doctors in America, 2002-2015

: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society, 1986

Associations of maternal fructose and sugar-sweetened beverage and juice intake during lactation with infant neurodevelopmental outcomes at 24 months Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 Oct 06. . View in PubMed

Associations between different dimensions of prenatal distress, neonatal hippocampal connectivity, and infant memory Neuropsychopharmacology. 2020 Jul; 45(8):1272-1279. . View in PubMed

Associations of Maternal Prenatal Drug Abuse With Measures of Newborn Brain Structure, Tissue Organization, and Metabolite Concentrations JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Jun 15. . View in PubMed

A preliminary study on prenatal polybrominated diphenyl ether serum concentrations and intrinsic functional network organization and executive functioning in childhood J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2019 09; 60(9):1010-1020. . View in PubMed

Cingulate role in Tourette syndrome Handb Clin Neurol. 2019; 166:165-221. . View in PubMed

Cluster-level statistical inference in fMRI datasets: The unexpected behavior of random fields in high dimensions Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 06; 49:101-115. . View in PubMed

Associations Between Brain Structure and Connectivity in Infants and Exposure to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors During Pregnancy JAMA Pediatr. 2018 06 01; 172(6):525-533. . View in PubMed

Aberrant Temporal Connectivity in Persons at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2017 Nov; 2(8):696-705. . View in PubMed

Cortical interactions during the resolution of information processing demands in autism spectrum disorders Brain Behav. 2017 02; 7(2):e00596. . View in PubMed

Bisphenol A exposure and symptoms of anxiety and depression among inner city children at 10-12 years of age Environ Res. 2016 Nov; 151:195-202. . View in PubMed

Brain laterality, depression and anxiety disorders: New findings for emotional and verbal dichotic listening in individuals at risk for depression Laterality. 2016 Jul - Nov; 21(4-6):525-548. . View in PubMed

Alterations in amygdala-prefrontal circuits in infants exposed to prenatal maternal depression Transl Psychiatry. 2016 11 01; 6(11):e935. . View in PubMed

A highly accurate symmetric optical flow based high-dimensional nonlinear spatial normalization of brain images Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 May; 33(4):465-73. . View in PubMed

Anatomical characteristics of the cerebral surface in bulimia nervosa Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Apr 01; 77(7):616-23. . View in PubMed

Affective reactions differ between Chinese and American healthy young adults: a cross-cultural study using the international affective picture system BMC Psychiatry. 2015 Mar 27; 15:60. . View in PubMed

Brain lactate as a potential biomarker for comorbid anxiety disorder in autism spectrum disorder-reply JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Feb; 72(2):190-1. . View in PubMed

Changes in corticostriatal connectivity during reinforcement learning in humans Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Feb; 36(2):793-803. . View in PubMed

A fast schema for parameter estimation in diffusion kurtosis imaging Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2014 Sep; 38(6):469-80. . View in PubMed

Annual research review: The neurobehavioral development of multiple memory systems--implications for childhood and adolescent psychiatric disorders J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2014 Jun; 55(6):582-610. . View in PubMed

Annual research review: Current limitations and future directions in MRI studies of child- and adult-onset developmental psychopathologies J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2014 Jun; 55(6):659-80. . View in PubMed

Automated assessment of the quality of diffusion tensor imaging data using color cast of color-encoded fractional anisotropy images Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Jun; 32(5):446-56. . View in PubMed

An in vivo 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy study of the deep cerebellar nuclei in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 May; 38(5):1330-8. . View in PubMed

Contextual control of audiovisual integration in low-level sensory cortices Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 May; 35(5):2394-411. . View in PubMed

Altered activation in fronto-striatal circuits during sequential processing of conflict in unmedicated adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Apr 15; 75(8):615-22. . View in PubMed

Cerebellar morphology and the effects of stimulant medications in youths with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Feb; 39(3):718-26. . View in PubMed

A functional imaging study of self-regulatory capacities in persons who stutter PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e89891. . View in PubMed

A randomized, 12-week study of the effects of extended-release paliperidone (paliperidone ER) and olanzapine on metabolic profile, weight, insulin resistance, and ß-cell function in schizophrenic patients Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2013 Nov; 230(1):3-13. . View in PubMed

Antidepressants normalize the default mode network in patients with dysthymia JAMA Psychiatry. 2013 Apr; 70(4):373-82. . View in PubMed

A support-based reconstruction for SENSE MRI Sensors (Basel). 2013 Mar 25; 13(4):4029-40. . View in PubMed

Anatomical abnormalities in gray and white matter of the cortical surface in persons with schizophrenia PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e55783. . View in PubMed

Association of cerebral networks in resting state with sexual preference of homosexual men: a study of regional homogeneity and functional connectivity PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e59426. . View in PubMed

Compressed sensing MRI combined with SENSE in partial k-space Phys Med Biol. 2012 Nov 07; 57(21):N391-403. . View in PubMed

An fMRI study of the brain responses of traumatized mothers to viewing their toddlers during separation and play Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2012 Nov; 7(8):969-79. . View in PubMed

Bursting as a source of non-linear determinism in the firing patterns of nigral dopamine neurons Eur J Neurosci. 2012 Nov; 36(9):3214-23. . View in PubMed

A Virtual Radial Arm Maze for the Study of Multiple Memory Systems in a Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Environment Int J Virtual Real. 2012 Jun; 11(2):63-76. . View in PubMed

Brain anomalies in children exposed prenatally to a common organophosphate pesticide Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 May 15; 109(20):7871-6. . View in PubMed

Annual research review: progress in using brain morphometry as a clinical tool for diagnosing psychiatric disorders J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2012 May; 53(5):519-35. . View in PubMed

Anatomical brain images alone can accurately diagnose chronic neuropsychiatric illnesses PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e50698. . View in PubMed

Adaptation to conflict via context-driven anticipatory signals in the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex J Neurosci. 2011 Nov 09; 31(45):16208-16. . View in PubMed

An FMRI study of self-regulatory control and conflict resolution in adolescents with bulimia nervosa Am J Psychiatry. 2011 Nov; 168(11):1210-20. . View in PubMed

Adverse effects of heavy prenatal maternal smoking on attentional control in children with ADHD J Atten Disord. 2011 Oct; 15(7):593-603. . View in PubMed

An improved representation of regional boundaries on parcellated morphological surfaces Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2011 Apr; 35(3):206-19. . View in PubMed

Automated artifact detection and removal for improved tensor estimation in motion-corrupted DTI data sets using the combination of local binary patterns and 2D partial least squares Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Feb; 29(2):230-42. . View in PubMed

A brain-based endophenotype for major depressive disorder Annu Rev Med. 2011; 62:461-74. . View in PubMed

A virtual reality-based FMRI study of reward-based spatial learning Neuropsychologia. 2010 Aug; 48(10):2912-21. . View in PubMed

Basal ganglia surface morphology and the effects of stimulant medications in youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Am J Psychiatry. 2010 Aug; 167(8):977-86. . View in PubMed

Cerebellar morphology in Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder Ann Neurol. 2010 Apr; 67(4):479-87. . View in PubMed

An FMRI study of frontostriatal circuits during the inhibition of eye blinking in persons with Tourette syndrome Am J Psychiatry. 2010 Mar; 167(3):341-9. . View in PubMed

An FMRI study of the effects of psychostimulants on default-mode processing during Stroop task performance in youths with ADHD Am J Psychiatry. 2009 Nov; 166(11):1286-94. . View in PubMed

Alterations in neural connectivity in preterm children at school age Neuroimage. 2009 Nov 01; 48(2):458-63. . View in PubMed

A slice of pi : an exploratory neuroimaging study of digit encoding and retrieval in a superior memorist Neurocase. 2009 Oct; 15(5):361-72. . View in PubMed

A Tc-99m SPECT study of regional cerebral blood flow in patients with transient global amnesia Neuroimage. 2009 Aug 01; 47(1):50-5. . View in PubMed

Challenges of using MR spectroscopy to detect neural progenitor cells in vivo AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009 Jun; 30(6):1096-101. . View in PubMed

Anatomical brain magnetic resonance imaging of typically developing children and adolescents J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2009 May; 48(5):465-470. . View in PubMed

Cortical thinning in persons at increased familial risk for major depression Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Apr 14; 106(15):6273-8. . View in PubMed

Calculation of the confidence intervals for transformation parameters in the registration of medical images Med Image Anal. 2009 Apr; 13(2):215-33. . View in PubMed

Computational and experimental optimization of a double-tuned (1)H/(31)P four-ring birdcage head coil for MRS at 3T J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Jan; 29(1):13-22. . View in PubMed

A note on the validity of statistical bootstrapping for estimating the uncertainty of tensor parameters in diffusion tensor images IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2008 Oct; 27(10):1506-14. . View in PubMed

Brain morphometry using anatomical magnetic resonance imaging J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2008 Jun; 47(6):619-621. . View in PubMed

Applied brain imaging J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2008 Mar; 47(3):239. . View in PubMed

Correlates of intellectual ability with morphology of the hippocampus and amygdala in healthy adults Brain Cogn. 2008 Mar; 66(2):105-14. . View in PubMed

Constrained least absolute deviation neural networks IEEE Trans Neural Netw. 2008 Feb; 19(2):273-83. . View in PubMed

An affective circumplex model of neural systems subserving valence, arousal, and cognitive overlay during the appraisal of emotional faces Neuropsychologia. 2008; 46(8):2129-39. . View in PubMed

A statistical analysis of brain morphology using wild bootstrapping IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2007 Jul; 26(7):954-66. . View in PubMed

A developmental fMRI study of self-regulatory control in Tourette's syndrome Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Jun; 164(6):955-66. . View in PubMed

Correction of eddy-current distortions in diffusion tensor images using the known directions and strengths of diffusion gradients J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Nov; 24(5):1188-93. . View in PubMed

A developmental fMRI study of self-regulatory control Hum Brain Mapp. 2006 Nov; 27(11):848-63. . View in PubMed

Cortical recruitment patterns in children born prematurely compared with control subjects during a passive listening functional magnetic resonance imaging task J Pediatr. 2006 Oct; 149(4):490-8. . View in PubMed

A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of the long-term influences of early indomethacin exposure on language processing in the brains of prematurely born children Pediatrics. 2006 Sep; 118(3):961-70. . View in PubMed

A statistical framework for the classification of tensor morphologies in diffusion tensor images Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Jun; 24(5):569-82. . View in PubMed

Age, rapid-cycling, and pharmacotherapy effects on ventral prefrontal cortex in bipolar disorder: a cross-sectional study Biol Psychiatry. 2006 Apr 01; 59(7):611-8. . View in PubMed

Adulthood outcome of tic and obsessive-compulsive symptom severity in children with Tourette syndrome Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006 Jan; 160(1):65-9. . View in PubMed

Caudate volumes in childhood predict symptom severity in adults with Tourette syndrome Neurology. 2005 Oct 25; 65(8):1253-8. . View in PubMed

Adaptive, emotional, and family functioning of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder and comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Am J Psychiatry. 2005 Jun; 162(6):1125-32. . View in PubMed

Altered interhemispheric connectivity in individuals with Tourette's disorder Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Nov; 161(11):2028-37. . View in PubMed

Amygdala and hippocampal volumes in adolescents and adults with bipolar disorder Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2003 Dec; 60(12):1201-8. . View in PubMed

Brain imaging studies of the anatomical and functional consequences of preterm birth for human brain development Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003 Dec; 1008:219-37. . View in PubMed

Cortical abnormalities in children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Lancet. 2003 Nov 22; 362(9397):1699-707. . View in PubMed

An FMRI Stroop task study of ventromedial prefrontal cortical function in pathological gamblers Am J Psychiatry. 2003 Nov; 160(11):1990-4. . View in PubMed

Cavum septi pellucidi in Tourette syndrome Biol Psychiatry. 2003 Jul 01; 54(1):76-85. . View in PubMed

A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of bipolar disorder: state- and trait-related dysfunction in ventral prefrontal cortices Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2003 Jun; 60(6):601-9. . View in PubMed

A placebo-controlled trial of risperidone in Tourette syndrome Neurology. 2003 Apr 08; 60(7):1130-5. . View in PubMed

Basal Ganglia volumes in patients with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2003 Apr; 60(4):415-24. . View in PubMed

Conceptual, methodological, and statistical challenges in brain imaging studies of developmentally based psychopathologies Dev Psychopathol. 2003; 15(3):811-32. . View in PubMed

A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of language processing and its cognitive correlates in prematurely born children Pediatrics. 2002 Dec; 110(6):1153-62. . View in PubMed

A method for determinism in short time series, and its application to stationary EEG IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2002 Nov; 49(11):1374-9. . View in PubMed

Assessment of symptom exacerbations in a longitudinal study of children with Tourette's syndrome or obsessive-compulsive disorder J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2002 Sep; 41(9):1070-7. . View in PubMed

An event-related functional MRI study comparing interference effects in the Simon and Stroop tasks Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2002 May; 13(3):427-40. . View in PubMed

An animal model of Tourette's syndrome Am J Psychiatry. 2002 Apr; 159(4):657-60. . View in PubMed

Antibodies against neural, nuclear, cytoskeletal, and streptococcal epitopes in children and adults with Tourette's syndrome, Sydenham's chorea, and autoimmune disorders Biol Psychiatry. 2001 Oct 15; 50(8):566-77. . View in PubMed

Automated measurement of latent morphological features in the human corpus callosum Hum Brain Mapp. 2001 Apr; 12(4):232-45. . View in PubMed

An event-related functional MRI study of the stroop color word interference task Cereb Cortex. 2000 Jun; 10(6):552-60. . View in PubMed

An fMRI study of Stroop word-color interference: evidence for cingulate subregions subserving multiple distributed attentional systems Biol Psychiatry. 1999 May 15; 45(10):1237-58. . View in PubMed

A double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial of an antiandrogen in the treatment of Tourette's syndrome J Clin Psychopharmacol. 1998 Aug; 18(4):324-31. . View in PubMed

A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of tic suppression in Tourette syndrome Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1998 Apr; 55(4):326-33. . View in PubMed

A putative poststreptococcal case of OCD with chronic tic disorder, not otherwise specified J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1996 Dec; 35(12):1684-91. . View in PubMed

Considerations of natural history and pathophysiology in the psychopharmacology of Tourette's syndrome J Clin Psychiatry. 1996; 57 Suppl 9:24-34. . View in PubMed

Behavioral laterality in individuals with Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome and basal ganglia alterations: a preliminary report Biol Psychiatry. 1995 Sep 15; 38(6):386-90. . View in PubMed

Abnormal magnetic resonance imaging T2 relaxation time asymmetries in Tourette's syndrome Psychiatry Res. 1994 Dec; 55(4):205-21. . View in PubMed

Corpus callosum morphology from magnetic resonance images in Tourette's syndrome Psychiatry Res. 1994 Jun; 55(2):85-99. . View in PubMed

Bradley S. Peterson, MD, is the inaugural director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), as well as Vice Chair for Research and Chief of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine and the University of Southern California. He joined CHLA and USC in July 2014 after 13 years at Columbia University, where he served as the director of the Center for Developmental Neuropsychiatry, the founding director of the MRI Research Program, and the Chief of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Before that, he spent 12 years at Yale University, where he served as Director of Neuroimaging at the Yale Child Study Center.

His research involves the development and use of neuroimaging technologies to identify the brain bases of psychiatric disorders and the mechanisms of therapeutic response across the life span. Specific disease processes that he studies include Autism, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Tourette syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia, eating disorders, stuttering, premature birth, and the effects of environmental toxins on brain development.

Dr. Peterson earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1987. He then completed a residency in general psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1990, a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral research fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center in 1992, and a clinical fellowship in child psychiatry at Yale University in 1994. He also trained in adult and child psychoanalysis at Yale and Columbia from 1996-2008.
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