• Independent Scientist, Research Imaging Centre, Head of MRI Suite, CAMH
  • Assistant Professor, Neurology, University of Toronto


The major goal of Dr. Lobaugh’s research program has been to use neuroimaging methods to understand how changes in underlying anatomy across the lifespan support changes in functional brain networks. She has focused on the development of quantitative structural imaging sequences (qMRI) and analytical tools. qMRI is used to measure specific aspects of tissue integrity, such as myelin content and fiber density in white matter. These data will provide a foundation for understanding how changes in brain structure across the lifespan impact on brain network reorganization. The tools and techniques apply to research on brain reorganization in aging and in psychiatric disorders.


Romero K, Lobaugh NJ, Black SE, Ehrlich L, Feinstein A. (2014). Old wine in new bottles: Validating the clinical utility of SPECT in predicting cognitive performance in mild traumatic brain injury. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Nov 13. pii: S0925-4927(14)00281-9.


Koshimori Y, Segura B, Christopher L, Lobaugh N, Duff-Canning S, Mizrahi R, Hamani C, Lang AE, Aminian K, Houle S, Strafella AP.(2014). Imaging changes associated with cognitive abnormalities in Parkinson’s disease. Brain Struct Funct. 2014 May 13.


Park MT, Pipitone J, Baer LH, Winterburn JL, Shah Y, Chavez S, Schira MM, Lobaugh NJ, Lerch JP, Voineskos AN, Chakravarty MM.(2014). Derivation of high-resolution MRI atlases of the human cerebellum at 3T and segmentation using multiple automatically generated templates. Neuroimage. 2014 Jul 15;95:217-31


Nazeri A, Chakravarty MM, Felsky D, Lobaugh NJ, Rajji TK, Mulsant BH, Voineskos AN. (2013). Alterations of superficial white matter in schizophrenia and relationship to cognitive performance. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 Sep;38(10):1954-62


Voineskos AN, Foussias G, Lerch J, Felsky D, Remington G, Rajji TK, Lobaugh N, Pollock BG, Mulsant BH. (2013). Neuroimaging evidence for the deficit subtype of schizophrenia. JAMA Psychiatry. 2013 May;70(5):472-80.