Ravi Bansal, PhD

TitleProfessor of Research Pediatrics
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
AddressCHLA 4650 W. Sunset Blvd.
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90026
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    1. Lugo-Candelas C, Cha J, Hong S, Bastidas V, Weissman M, Fifer WP, Myers M, Talati A, Bansal R, Peterson BS, Monk C, Gingrich JA, Posner J. Associations Between Brain Structure and Connectivity in Infants and Exposure to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors During Pregnancy. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Apr 09. PMID: 29630692.
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    2. Bansal R, Peterson BS. Cluster-level statistical inference in fMRI datasets: The unexpected behavior of random fields in high dimensions. Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 Jun; 49:101-115. PMID: 29408478.
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    3. O'Neill J, Dong Z, Bansal R, Ivanov I, Hao X, Desai J, Pozzi E, Peterson BS. Proton Chemical Shift Imaging of the Brain in Pediatric and Adult Developmental Stuttering. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Jan 01; 74(1):85-94. PMID: 27893013.
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    4. Desai J, Huo Y, Wang Z, Bansal R, Williams SC, Lythgoe D, Zelaya FO, Peterson BS. Reduced perfusion in Broca's area in developmental stuttering. Hum Brain Mapp. 2017 04; 38(4):1865-1874. PMID: 28035724.
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    5. Radoeva PD, Bansal R, Antshel KM, Fremont W, Peterson BS, Kates WR. Longitudinal study of cerebral surface morphology in youth with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, and association with positive symptoms of psychosis. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2017 Mar; 58(3):305-314. PMID: 27786353.
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    6. Bansal R, Hao X, Peterson BS. Segmenting and validating brain tissue definitions in the presence of varying tissue contrast. Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 01; 35:98-116. PMID: 27569366.
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    7. Bansal R, Peterson BS, Gingrich J, Hao X, Odgerel Z, Warner V, Wickramaratne PJ, Talati A, Ansorge M, Brown AS, Sourander A, Weissman MM. Serotonin signaling modulates the effects of familial risk for depression on cortical thickness. Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging. 2016 Feb 28; 248:83-93. PMID: 26774425.
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    8. Monk C, Georgieff MK, Xu D, Hao X, Bansal R, Gustafsson H, Spicer J, Peterson BS. Maternal prenatal iron status and tissue organization in the neonatal brain. Pediatr Res. 2016 Mar; 79(3):482-8. PMID: 26599151; PMCID: PMC4821682.
    9. Peterson BS, Rauh VA, Bansal R, Hao X, Toth Z, Nati G, Walsh K, Miller RL, Arias F, Semanek D, Perera F. Effects of prenatal exposure to air pollutants (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) on the development of brain white matter, cognition, and behavior in later childhood. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Jun; 72(6):531-40. PMID: 25807066; PMCID: PMC4456286.
    10. Bansal R, Hao X, Peterson BS. Morphological covariance in anatomical MRI scans can identify discrete neural pathways in the brain and their disturbances in persons with neuropsychiatric disorders. Neuroimage. 2015 May 01; 111:215-27. PMID: 25700952.
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    11. Spann MN, Serino D, Bansal R, Hao X, Nati G, Toth Z, Walsh K, Chiang IC, Sanchez-Peña J, Liu J, Kangarlu A, Liu F, Duan Y, Shova S, Fried J, Tau GZ, Rosen TS, Peterson BS. Morphological features of the neonatal brain following exposure to regional anesthesia during labor and delivery. Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Feb; 33(2):213-21. PMID: 25179140; PMCID: PMC4293264.
    12. Bansal R, Hao X, Liu J, Peterson BS. Using Copula distributions to support more accurate imaging-based diagnostic classifiers for neuropsychiatric disorders. Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Nov; 32(9):1102-13. PMID: 25093634; PMCID: PMC4235514.
    13. Tseng A, Bansal R, Liu J, Gerber AJ, Goh S, Posner J, Colibazzi T, Algermissen M, Chiang IC, Russell JA, Peterson BS. Using the circumplex model of affect to study valence and arousal ratings of emotional faces by children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2014 Jun; 44(6):1332-46. PMID: 24234677; PMCID: PMC4301408.
    14. Plessen KJ, Hugdahl K, Bansal R, Hao X, Peterson BS. Sex, age, and cognitive correlates of asymmetries in thickness of the cortical mantle across the life span. J Neurosci. 2014 Apr 30; 34(18):6294-302. PMID: 24790200; PMCID: PMC4004815.
    15. Spann MN, Bansal R, Rosen TS, Peterson BS. Morphological features of the neonatal brain support development of subsequent cognitive, language, and motor abilities. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Sep; 35(9):4459-74. PMID: 24615961; PMCID: PMC4188825.
    16. Miller L, Bansal R, Wickramaratne P, Hao X, Tenke CE, Weissman MM, Peterson BS. Neuroanatomical correlates of religiosity and spirituality: a study in adults at high and low familial risk for depression. JAMA Psychiatry. 2014 Feb; 71(2):128-35. PMID: 24369341; PMCID: PMC3921896.
    17. He X, Liu W, Li X, Li Q, Liu F, Rauh VA, Yin D, Bansal R, Duan Y, Kangarlu A, Peterson BS, Xu D. Automated assessment of the quality of diffusion tensor imaging data using color cast of color-encoded fractional anisotropy images. Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Jun; 32(5):446-56. PMID: 24637081; PMCID: PMC4169879.
    18. Ivanov I, Murrough JW, Bansal R, Hao X, Peterson BS. Cerebellar morphology and the effects of stimulant medications in youths with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Feb; 39(3):718-26. PMID: 24077064; PMCID: PMC3895250.
    19. Bansal R, Hao X, Liu F, Xu D, Liu J, Peterson BS. The effects of changing water content, relaxation times, and tissue contrast on tissue segmentation and measures of cortical anatomy in MR images. Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Dec; 31(10):1709-30. PMID: 24055410; PMCID: PMC4241465.
    20. Margolis A, Bansal R, Hao X, Algermissen M, Erickson C, Klahr KW, Naglieri JA, Peterson BS. Using IQ discrepancy scores to examine the neural correlates of specific cognitive abilities. J Neurosci. 2013 Aug 28; 33(35):14135-45. PMID: 23986248; PMCID: PMC3756758.
    21. Marsh R, Stefan M, Bansal R, Hao X, Walsh BT, Peterson BS. Anatomical characteristics of the cerebral surface in bulimia nervosa. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Apr 01; 77(7):616-23. PMID: 23978404; PMCID: PMC3933456.
    22. Colibazzi T, Wexler BE, Bansal R, Hao X, Liu J, Sanchez-Peña J, Corcoran C, Lieberman JA, Peterson BS. Anatomical abnormalities in gray and white matter of the cortical surface in persons with schizophrenia. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e55783. PMID: 23418459.
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    23. Bansal R, Staib LH, Laine AF, Hao X, Xu D, Liu J, Weissman M, Peterson BS. Anatomical brain images alone can accurately diagnose chronic neuropsychiatric illnesses. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e50698. PMID: 23236384; PMCID: PMC3517530.
    24. Liu W, Liu X, Yang G, Zhou Z, Zhou Y, Li G, Dubin M, Bansal R, Peterson BS, Xu D. Improving the correction of eddy current-induced distortion in diffusion-weighted images by excluding signals from the cerebral spinal fluid. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2012 Oct; 36(7):542-51. PMID: 22835646; PMCID: PMC3432158.
    25. Rauh VA, Perera FP, Horton MK, Whyatt RM, Bansal R, Hao X, Liu J, Barr DB, Slotkin TA, Peterson BS. Brain anomalies in children exposed prenatally to a common organophosphate pesticide. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 May 15; 109(20):7871-6. PMID: 22547821; PMCID: PMC3356641.
    26. Dubin MJ, Dubin M, Weissman MM, Weissman M, Xu D, Bansal R, Hao X, Liu J, Warner V, Peterson BS, Peterson B. Identification of a circuit-based endophenotype for familial depression. Psychiatry Res. 2012 Mar 31; 201(3):175-81. PMID: 22516664; PMCID: PMC3361582.
    27. Haubold A, Peterson BS, Bansal R. Annual research review: progress in using brain morphometry as a clinical tool for diagnosing psychiatric disorders. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2012 May; 53(5):519-35. PMID: 22394424; PMCID: PMC4235515.
    28. Devanand DP, Bansal R, Liu J, Hao X, Pradhaban G, Peterson BS. MRI hippocampal and entorhinal cortex mapping in predicting conversion to Alzheimer's disease. Neuroimage. 2012 Apr 15; 60(3):1622-9. PMID: 22289801; PMCID: PMC3320768.
    29. Hao X, Xu D, Bansal R, Dong Z, Liu J, Wang Z, Kangarlu A, Liu F, Duan Y, Shova S, Gerber AJ, Peterson BS. Multimodal magnetic resonance imaging: The coordinated use of multiple, mutually informative probes to understand brain structure and function. Hum Brain Mapp. 2013 Feb; 34(2):253-71. PMID: 22076792; PMCID: PMC4284056.
    30. Bruder GE, Bansal R, Tenke CE, Liu J, Hao X, Warner V, Peterson BS, Weissman MM. Relationship of resting EEG with anatomical MRI measures in individuals at high and low risk for depression. Hum Brain Mapp. 2012 Jun; 33(6):1325-33. PMID: 21500316; PMCID: PMC3140562.
    31. Goh S, Bansal R, Xu D, Hao X, Liu J, Peterson BS. Neuroanatomical correlates of intellectual ability across the life span. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2011 Jul; 1(3):305-12. PMID: 22436512.
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    32. Kates WR, Bansal R, Fremont W, Antshel KM, Hao X, Higgins AM, Liu J, Shprintzen RJ, Peterson BS. Mapping cortical morphology in youth with velocardiofacial (22q11.2 deletion) syndrome. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011 Mar; 50(3):272-282.e2. PMID: 21334567; PMCID: PMC3078574.
    33. Hao X, Xu D, Bansal R, Liu J, Peterson BS. An improved representation of regional boundaries on parcellated morphological surfaces. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2011 Apr; 35(3):206-19. PMID: 21144708; PMCID: PMC3059377.
    34. Zhou Z, Liu W, Cui J, Wang X, Arias D, Wen Y, Bansal R, Hao X, Wang Z, Peterson BS, Xu D. Automated artifact detection and removal for improved tensor estimation in motion-corrupted DTI data sets using the combination of local binary patterns and 2D partial least squares. Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Feb; 29(2):230-42. PMID: 21129881.
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    35. Miller AM, Bansal R, Hao X, Sanchez-Pena JP, Sobel LJ, Liu J, Xu D, Zhu H, Chakravarty MM, Durkin K, Ivanov I, Plessen KJ, Kellendonk CB, Peterson BS. Enlargement of thalamic nuclei in Tourette syndrome. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010 Sep; 67(9):955-64. PMID: 20819989; PMCID: PMC4292904.
    36. Sobel LJ, Bansal R, Maia TV, Sanchez J, Mazzone L, Durkin K, Liu J, Hao X, Ivanov I, Miller A, Greenhill LL, Peterson BS. Basal ganglia surface morphology and the effects of stimulant medications in youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 2010 Aug; 167(8):977-86. PMID: 20595414; PMCID: PMC4254769.
    37. Tobe RH, Bansal R, Xu D, Hao X, Liu J, Sanchez J, Peterson BS. Cerebellar morphology in Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Ann Neurol. 2010 Apr; 67(4):479-87. PMID: 20437583; PMCID: PMC4286180.
    38. Ivanov I, Bansal R, Hao X, Zhu H, Kellendonk C, Miller L, Sanchez-Pena J, Miller AM, Chakravarty MM, Klahr K, Durkin K, Greenhill LL, Peterson BS. Morphological abnormalities of the thalamus in youths with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 2010 Apr; 167(4):397-408. PMID: 20123910; PMCID: PMC4282161.
    39. Plessen KJ, Bansal R, Peterson BS. Imaging evidence for anatomical disturbances and neuroplastic compensation in persons with Tourette syndrome. J Psychosom Res. 2009 Dec; 67(6):559-73. PMID: 19913660; PMCID: PMC4283588.
    40. Raz A, Zhu H, Yu S, Bansal R, Wang Z, Alexander GM, Royal J, Peterson BS. Neural substrates of self-regulatory control in children and adults with Tourette syndrome. Can J Psychiatry. 2009 Sep; 54(9):579-88. PMID: 19751546; PMCID: PMC4317356.
    41. Bansal R, Staib LH, Xu D, Laine AF, Liu J, Peterson BS. Using Perturbation theory to reduce noise in diffusion tensor fields. Med Image Anal. 2009 Aug; 13(4):580-97. PMID: 19540791; PMCID: PMC2782748.
    42. Liu F, Garland M, Duan Y, Stark RI, Xu D, Bansal R, Dong Z, Peterson BS, Kangarlu A. Techniques for in utero, longitudinal MRI of fetal brain development in baboons at 3T. Methods. 2010 Mar; 50(3):147-56. PMID: 19358888.
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    43. Peterson BS, Warner V, Bansal R, Zhu H, Hao X, Liu J, Durkin K, Adams PB, Wickramaratne P, Weissman MM. Cortical thinning in persons at increased familial risk for major depression. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Apr 14; 106(15):6273-8. PMID: 19329490; PMCID: PMC2669378.
    44. Bansal R, Staib LH, Laine AF, Xu D, Liu J, Posecion LF, Peterson BS. Calculation of the confidence intervals for transformation parameters in the registration of medical images. Med Image Anal. 2009 Apr; 13(2):215-33. PMID: 19138877; PMCID: PMC2891652.
    45. Colibazzi T, Zhu H, Bansal R, Schultz RT, Wang Z, Peterson BS. Latent volumetric structure of the human brain: Exploratory factor analysis and structural equation modeling of gray matter volumes in healthy children and adults. Hum Brain Mapp. 2008 Nov; 29(11):1302-12. PMID: 17935179; PMCID: PMC2656433.
    46. Xu D, Cui J, Bansal R, Hao X, Liu J, Chen W, Peterson BS. The ellipsoidal area ratio: an alternative anisotropy index for diffusion tensor imaging. Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Apr; 27(3):311-23. PMID: 18835122; PMCID: PMC3575168.
    47. Zhu H, Li Y, Tang N, Bansal R, Hao X, Weissman MM, Peterson BG. Statistical Modelling of Brain Morphological Measures Within Family Pedigrees. Stat Sin. 2008 Oct 01; 18(4):1569-1591. PMID: 21234282.
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    48. Wexler BE, Zhu H, Bell MD, Nicholls SS, Fulbright RK, Gore JC, Colibazzi T, Amat J, Bansal R, Peterson BS. Neuropsychological near normality and brain structure abnormality in schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 2009 Feb; 166(2):189-95. PMID: 18765481; PMCID: PMC4288572.
    49. Bansal R, Gerber AJ, Peterson BS. Brain morphometry using anatomical magnetic resonance imaging. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2008 Jun; 47(6):619-21. PMID: 18496328; PMCID: PMC4396633.
    50. Sowell ER, Kan E, Yoshii J, Thompson PM, Bansal R, Xu D, Toga AW, Peterson BS. Thinning of sensorimotor cortices in children with Tourette syndrome. Nat Neurosci. 2008 Jun; 11(6):637-9. PMID: 18488025; PMCID: PMC2605107.
    51. Xu D, Hao X, Bansal R, Plessen KJ, Peterson BS. Seamless warping of diffusion tensor fields. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2008 Mar; 27(3):285-99. PMID: 18334425; PMCID: PMC2365743.
    52. Liu F, Garland M, Duan Y, Stark RI, Xu D, Dong Z, Bansal R, Peterson BS, Kangarlu A. Study of the development of fetal baboon brain using magnetic resonance imaging at 3 Tesla. Neuroimage. 2008 Mar 01; 40(1):148-59. PMID: 18155925; PMCID: PMC2358983.
    53. Bansal R, Staib LH, Plessen KJ, Xu D, Royal J, Peterson BS. Voxel-wise comparisons of the morphology of diffusion tensors across groups of experimental subjects. Psychiatry Res. 2007 Dec 15; 156(3):225-45. PMID: 18006284; PMCID: PMC2215316.
    54. Peterson BS, Choi HA, Hao X, Amat JA, Zhu H, Whiteman R, Liu J, Xu D, Bansal R. Morphologic features of the amygdala and hippocampus in children and adults with Tourette syndrome. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007 Nov; 64(11):1281-91. PMID: 17984397; PMCID: PMC2291296.
    55. Amat JA, Bansal R, Whiteman R, Haggerty R, Royal J, Peterson BS. Correlates of intellectual ability with morphology of the hippocampus and amygdala in healthy adults. Brain Cogn. 2008 Mar; 66(2):105-14. PMID: 17651879; PMCID: PMC2291291.
    56. Zhu H, Ibrahim JG, Tang N, Rowe DB, Hao X, Bansal R, Peterson BS. A statistical analysis of brain morphology using wild bootstrapping. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2007 Jul; 26(7):954-66. PMID: 17649909; PMCID: PMC2367010.
    57. Xu D, Hao X, Bansal R, Plessen KJ, Geng W, Hugdahl K, Peterson BS. Unifying the analyses of anatomical and diffusion tensor images using volume-preserved warping. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2007 Mar; 25(3):612-24. PMID: 17326076; PMCID: PMC2367155.
    58. Bansal R, Staib LH, Xu D, Zhu H, Peterson BS. Statistical analyses of brain surfaces using Gaussian random fields on 2-D manifolds. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2007 Jan; 26(1):46-57. PMID: 17243583; PMCID: PMC2366175.
    59. Zhuang J, Hrabe J, Kangarlu A, Xu D, Bansal R, Branch CA, Peterson BS. Correction of eddy-current distortions in diffusion tensor images using the known directions and strengths of diffusion gradients. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Nov; 24(5):1188-93. PMID: 17024663; PMCID: PMC2364728.
    60. Plessen KJ, Grüner R, Lundervold A, Hirsch JG, Xu D, Bansal R, Hammar A, Lundervold AJ, Wentzel-Larsen T, Lie SA, Gass A, Peterson BS, Hugdahl K. Reduced white matter connectivity in the corpus callosum of children with Tourette syndrome. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2006 Oct; 47(10):1013-22. PMID: 17073980; PMCID: PMC2367126.
    61. Sowell ER, Peterson BS, Kan E, Woods RP, Yoshii J, Bansal R, Xu D, Zhu H, Thompson PM, Toga AW. Sex differences in cortical thickness mapped in 176 healthy individuals between 7 and 87 years of age. Cereb Cortex. 2007 Jul; 17(7):1550-60. PMID: 16945978; PMCID: PMC2329809.
    62. Plessen KJ, Bansal R, Zhu H, Whiteman R, Amat J, Quackenbush GA, Martin L, Durkin K, Blair C, Royal J, Hugdahl K, Peterson BS. Hippocampus and amygdala morphology in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2006 Jul; 63(7):795-807. PMID: 16818869; PMCID: PMC2367150.
    63. Wiedenmayer CP, Bansal R, Anderson GM, Zhu H, Amat J, Whiteman R, Peterson BS. Cortisol levels and hippocampus volumes in healthy preadolescent children. Biol Psychiatry. 2006 Oct 15; 60(8):856-61. PMID: 16603131; PMCID: PMC2367228.
    64. Zhu H, Xu D, Raz A, Hao X, Zhang H, Kangarlu A, Bansal R, Peterson BS. A statistical framework for the classification of tensor morphologies in diffusion tensor images. Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Jun; 24(5):569-82. PMID: 16735178; PMCID: PMC2367261.
    65. Blumberg HP, Krystal JH, Bansal R, Martin A, Dziura J, Durkin K, Martin L, Gerard E, Charney DS, Peterson BS. Age, rapid-cycling, and pharmacotherapy effects on ventral prefrontal cortex in bipolar disorder: a cross-sectional study. Biol Psychiatry. 2006 Apr 01; 59(7):611-8. PMID: 16414030.
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    66. Bansal R, Staib LH, Whiteman R, Wang YM, Peterson BS. ROC-based assessments of 3D cortical surface-matching algorithms. Neuroimage. 2005 Jan 01; 24(1):150-62. PMID: 15588606.
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    67. Plessen KJ, Wentzel-Larsen T, Hugdahl K, Feineigle P, Klein J, Staib LH, Leckman JF, Bansal R, Peterson BS. Altered interhemispheric connectivity in individuals with Tourette's disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Nov; 161(11):2028-37. PMID: 15514403.
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