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J. Christopher Edgar, PhD
J. Christopher Edgar
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Dr. Edgar has more than 25 years of experience using non-invasive imaging to study brain function and structure in psychiatric and neurological patient populations. His most recent research focuses on studying brain structure and function maturation processes.

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Dr. Edgar has more than 25 years of experience using non-invasive imaging – including electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and structural and functional MRI – to study brain function and structure in psychiatric and neurological patient populations. He is also interested in conducting the basic research needed to assess the strengths and weaknesses of neuroimaging techniques, as well as inform the development of more sophisticated analysis techniques.

As an example, over the last five years Dr. Edgar has been involved in the development and use of Artemis 123, a novel pediatric MEG system that provides optimal assessments of brain function in infants to children 3 years old. His most recent federally funded R01 research focuses on studying brain structure and function maturation processes in infants as well as young children. In addition to this research, Dr. Edgar is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania.

Among his career achievements, Dr. Edgar was:

  • Internationally recognized leader in clinical multimodal brain imaging research
  • PI of two R01 studies examining brain development
  • Co-developer of a pediatric MEG system, Artemis 123
  • Developed digital signal processing courseware
  • Statistician for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Radiology Department

Education and Training

BA, Texas Christian University (Philosophy and English Literature), 1991

MS, University of New Mexico (Psychology), 1997

PhD, University of New Mexico (Psychology), 2002

Fellowship, Beckman Institute and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (fMRI and EEG Neuroimaging), 2006

Titles and Academic Titles

Investigator

Associate Professor of Radiology

Professional Memberships

International Society for Brain Electromagnetic Topography

Schizophrenia International Research Society

American Clinical Magnetoencephalography Society

Society for Psychophysiological Research

Professional Awards

International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR) Young Investigator Award, 2003

International Society for Brain Electromagnetic Temography (ISBET) Junior Fellowship Scholarship, 2003

Publication Highlights

Edgar JC, Fisk CL 4th, Chen YH, Stone-Howell B, Liu S, Hunter MA, Huang M, Bustillo J, Cañive JM, Miller GA. Identifying auditory cortex encoding abnormalities in schizophrenia: The utility of low-frequency versus 40 Hz steady-state measures. Psychophysiology. 2018 Aug; 55(8):e13074. PMID: 29570815
Edgar JC, Fisk CL IV, Chen YH, Stone-Howell B, Hunter MA, Huang M, Bustillo JR, Cañive JM, Miller GA. By our bootstraps: Comparing methods for measuring auditory 40 Hz steady-state neural activity. Psychophysiology. 2017 Aug; 54(8):1110-1127. PMID: 28421620
Edgar JC, Murray R, Kuschner ES, Pratt K, Paulson DN, Dell J, Golembski R, Lam P, Bloy L, Gaetz W, Roberts TP. The maturation of auditory responses in infants and young children: a cross-sectional study from 6 to 59 months. Front Neuroanat. 2015 Oct; 9:131. PMID: 26528144
Edgar JC, Heiken K, Chen YH, Herrington JD, Chow V, Liu S, Bloy L, Huang M, Pandey J, Cannon KM, Qasmieh S, Levy SE, Schultz RT, Roberts TP. Resting-state alpha in autism spectrum disorder and alpha associations with thalamic volume. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Mar; 45(3):795-804. PMID: 25231288
Edgar JC, Khan SY, Blaskey L, Chow VY, Rey M, Gaetz W, Cannon KM, Monroe JF, Cornew L, Qasmieh S, Liu S, Welsh JP, Levy SE, Roberts TP. Neuromagnetic oscillations predict evoked-response latency delays and core language deficits in autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Feb; 45(2):395-405. PMID: 23963591

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