Christopher Smyser, MD


Research Topics

  • Neural network development in preterm and term infants as part of an ongoing study examining cerebral abnormalities associated with neurodevelopmental impairment in prematurely born children

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Publications on brain development, law, and policy

Neonatal brain injury and aberrant connectivity

Christopher D. Smyser, Muriah D. Wheelock, David D. Limbrick,Jr., Jeffrey J. Neil. (2018) NeuroImage, . Article in Press. 

Recent advances in the use of MRI to assess early human cortical development

Jeffrey J. Neil, Christopher D. Smyser. Journal of Magnetic Resonance, Volume 293, August 2018, Pages 56-69

Brain growth in the NICU: Critical periods of tissue-specific expansion

Lillian G Matthews, Brian H Walsh, Clare Knutsen, Jeffrey J Neil, Christopher D Smyser, Cynthia E Rogers & Terrie E Inder.  Pediatric Research, Volume 83, Issue 5, 1 May 2018, Pages 976-981

Term-equivalent functional brain maturational measures predict neurodevelopmental outcomes in premature infants

Nathalie M. El Ters, Zachary A. Vesoulis, Steve M. Liao, Christopher D. Smyser, Amit M. Mathura. Early Human Development, Volume 119, April 2018, Pages 68-72

Maternal intelligence quotient (IQ) predicts IQ and language in very preterm children at age 5 years

Lean, R.E. […] Christopher SmyserCynthia Rogers Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 59:2 (2018), pp 150–159