Xiawei Ou, PhD

MR Physicist, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Director of Brain Imaging Laboratory, Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center
Phone: 501-364-4837

Research Overview

Dr. Xiawei Ou received his doctoral degree from Vanderbilt University in 2007 with a concentration in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). He continued his research at Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science as a research fellow before he joined Arkansas Children’s Hospital and became a faculty member of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Ou's past research includes the development of new quantitative MRI methods and their application on small animal imaging. His current research focuses on developing and using advanced pediatric neuroimaging methods to evaluate the effects of nutrition/obesity/environmental factors on early brain development in infants and young children. 

Recent Publications:

Kaiyang Feng, Amy C. Rowell, Aline Andres, Betty Jayne Bellando, Charles M. Glasier, Raghu H. Ramakrishnaiah, Thomas M. Badger, and Xiawei Ou. Diffusion Tensor MRI of White Matter of Healthy Full-Term Newborns: Relationship to Neurodevelopmental Outcomes. Radiology. 2019, 292(1):179-87.

Andrew P. Salzwedel, Wei Gao, Aline Andres, Thomas M. Badger, Charles M. Glasier, Raghu H. Ramakrishnaiah, Amy Rowell, and Xiawei Ou. Maternal Adiposity Influences Neonatal Brain Functional Connectivity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2019, DOI:10.3389/fnhum.2018.00514.

Amjad Samara, Kaiyang Feng, R.T. Pivik, Kelly P. Jarrett, Thomas M. Badger, and Xiawei Ou. White Matter Microstructure Correlates with Memory Performance in Healthy Children: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Journal of Neuroimaging. 2019, 29(2):233-41.

Sean C. Deoni, Sean H. Adams, Xuehua Li, Thomas M. Badger, R.T. Pivik, Charles M. Glasier, Raghu H. Ramakrishnaiah, Amy C. Rowell, and Xiawei Ou. Cesarean Section Delivery Impacts Infant Brain Development. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2019, 40(1):169-77.