Damien Fair, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
Dr. Damien Fair is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University. He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on understanding the mechanisms and principles that underlie the developing brain using various MRI techniques in typical and atypical populations. A second focus has become testing the feasibility of using functional and structural MRI measures in translational studies of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism). Dr. Fair is originally from Miami, FL, and grew up in Minnesota. 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. He lives in Portland, OR, and when not working on his research he enjoys spending time at the gym playing and coaching his 11-year-old son, hitting the pool with his 4-year-old daughter, and listening to blues with his beautiful wife.