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Aylward, Elizabeth H., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Main Office Address

P.O. Box 375115
University of Washington
Department of Radiology
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone 206-221-6610
Fax 206-543-3495


Education and Government Service



Vanderbilt University



Cornell University


Research Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University

Professional Interests

  • Structural and functional MRI as tools to determine specific brain regions that are abnormal in various neuropsychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and neurodegenerative disorders 
  • Using functional MRI and cognitive tasks (e.g., working memory, face perception) with disorders including traumatic brain injury, fetal alcohol syndrome, dyslexia, autism, and HIV dementia  
  • Determining the usefulness of structural and functional MRI in assessing treatment effectiveness 

Selected Publications

Aylward, E.H., Minshew, N.J., Goldstein, G., Honeycutt, N.A., Augustine, A.M., Yates, K.O., Barta, P.E., Pearlson, G.D.  MRI volumes of amygdala and hippocampus in non-mentally retarded autistic adolescents and adults.  Neurology, 1999; 53:  2145-2150 

Aylward, E.H, Codori, A.M., Rosenblatt, A., Sherr, M., Brandt, J., Stine, O.C., Barta, P.E., Pearlson, G.D., Ross, C.A. Rate of caudate atrophy in presymptomatic and symptomatic stages of Huntington's disease. Movement Disorders, 2000; 15:  552-560. 

Aylward, E.H., Minshew, N.J., Field, K., Sparks, B.F., Singh, N. Effects of age on brain volume and head circumference in autism. Neurology, 2002;59:175-83.  

Richards, T. L., Berninger, V. W., Aylward, E. H., Richards, A. L., Thomson, J. B., Nagy, W. E., Carlisle, J. F., Dager, S. R., Abbott, R. D. Reproducibility of proton MR spectroscopic imaging (PEPSI):comparison of dyslexic and normal-reading children and effects of treatmenton brain lactate levels during language tasks. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol,2002; 23:1678-85.  

Aylward, E. H., Richards, T. L., Berninger, V. W., Nagy, W. E., Field, K.M, Grimme, A.C., Richards, A. L., Thomson, J. B., Cramer, S.C. Functional magnetic resonance imaging changes in brain activation as a result of instructional treatment in children with dyslexia, Neurology, 2003; 61: 212-219. 


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