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About

Dr. Behnaz Jarrahi is an instructor at Stanford, where she investigates the morphology, function, and neurochemistry of the human brain using advanced neuroimaging and neuropsychological techniques combined with high-powered computational and AI algorithms. Dr. Jarrahi is an alumna of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and ETH Zurich, where she received a Bachelor's and Master's of Science degrees in Biomedical Engineering, and a Doctor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, respectively. She also holds multiple Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Brain Science (with honors). She is the recipient of the APS Future Leaders in Pain Research grant (2019-2020) and NIH K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (2020-2025).

Selected Publications

  Jarrahi B, McEwen S, Holschneider DP, Schiehser D, Petkus A, van Horn JD, Filoteo V, Jakowec MW, Petzinger GM. The Effects of Cardiorespiratory and Motor Skill Fitness on Intrinsic Functional Connectivity of Neural Networks in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease. Brain Plasticity. 2021; 1-9.


  Petkus AJ, Jarrahi B, Holschneider DP, Gomez ME, Filoteo JV, Schiehser DM, Fisher BE, Van Horn JD, Jakowec MW, McEwen SC, Petzinger G. Thalamic volume mediates associations between cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2max) and cognition in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 2021; 86:19-26.


  Jarrahi B, Kollias S. Effects of Visceral Interoception on Topological Properties of the Brain–A Graph Theory Analysis of Resting state fMRI. In2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, 2020; 1116-1119.


  Jarrahi B, Kollias S. Impact of Intravesical Cold Sensation on Functional Network Connectivity Estimated Using ICA at Rest & During Interoceptive Task. In2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, 2020; 1722-1725.


  Jarrahi B, Mantini D. The Nature of the Task Influences Intrinsic Connectivity Networks: An Exploratory fMRI Study in Healthy Subjects. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2019; 489-493.


  Jarrahi B, Martucci KT, Nilakantan AS, Mackey S. Investigating the BOLD spectral power of the intrinsic connectivity networks in fibromyalgia patients: A resting-state fMRI study. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2017; 497-500.


  Jarrahi B, Mantini D. Identifying the effects of visceral interoception on human brain connectome: A multivariate analysis of covariance of fMRI data. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2016; 5558-5562.


  Jarrahi B, Gassert R, Wanek J, Michels L, Mehnert U, Kollias SS. Design and application of a new automated fluidic visceral stimulation device for human fMRI studies of interoception. IEEE J Transl Eng Health Med. 2016; 4:2000108.


  Jarrahi B, Mantini D, Balsters JH, Michels L, Kessler TM, Mehnert U, Kollias SS. Differential functional brain network connectivity during visceral interoception as revealed by independent component analysis of fMRI. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015; 36(11):4438-68.


  Jarrahi B, Mantini D, Mehnert U, Kollias S. Exploring influence of subliminal interoception on whole- brain functional network connectivity dynamics. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015; 670-4.