Yuko Oda, M.D., Ph.D.

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Email: yoda@bwh.harvard.edu


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Dr. Yuko Oda received her M.D. in 2002 from Ryukyu University in Japan and her Ph.D. in 2013 from the Graduate School of Medical Sciences at Kyushu University in Japan. She is an attending doctor in the Psychiatry Department at Kyushu University Hospital. Her expertise is in the areas of schizophrenia and mood disorders. Following the completion of her Ph.D., she continues to conduct research at Kyushu University while working at the psychiatric hospital. She has been involved in studies of event-related responses, such as auditory function and neural oscillation, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetoencephalography, and other imaging methods of neuropsychiatric disease. She joined the PNL in May 2017. She came to use advanced multi-modal neuroimaging methods and techniques. Her research focuses on elucidation of undetermined etiology and pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric diseases through such imaging techniques as structural MRI, functional MRI, and diffusion tensor imaging. The goal of her research is to identify biomarkers that enable objective diagnosis and assessment of schizophrenia and other related disorders for clinical applications.