B. Sc., Peking University, Nuclear physics
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Magnetic resonance imaging Physics
Dr. Ou joined the Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) in 2008 as an MRI physicist and has been a faculty member of UAMS since then. He is currently a Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at UAMS, and the Director of Brain Imaging Lab at ACNC and Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI).
Dr. Ou’s research focuses on advanced fetal/neonatal/pediatric neuroimaging methods using MRI, and application of these methods to study how different prenatal and postnatal health/lifestyle/environmental factors may impact the developing brain. This includes using advanced pediatric neuroimaging methods to study brain injury in infants with extremely low birth weight and to evaluate the effects of nutrition/obesity on brain development in healthy children.