Damien Fair is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). His laboratory focuses on mechanisms and principles that underlie the developing brain. The majority of this work uses functional MRI and resting state functional connectivity MRI to assess typical and atypical populations. A second focus has become testing the feasibility of using various functional and structural MRI techniques in translational studies of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism).
Fair received his PhD in Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis. Before going to school for his Ph.D., he graduated with a Masters of Medical Science from the physician associate program at the Yale University School of Medicine and practiced in the Neurology Department at Yale-New Haven Hospital as a physician assistant.
Damien Fair is strongly committed to both teaching and public outreach. He serves as Director of OHSU President’s Fellowship for Diversity and Inclusion in Research and organizes the Youth Engaged in Science (YES) Initiative - multi-faceted programs aimed at increasing diversity science-related careers.