Bio


Dr. Behnaz Jarrahi is an instructor and principal Investigator at Stanford, where she investigates the morphology, function, and neurochemistry of the human brain using advanced neuroimaging techniques combined with high-powered computational algorithms. Dr. Jarrahi is an alumna of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and ETH Zurich, where she received a Bachelor's and Master's of Science degrees in Biomedical Engineering, and a Doctor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, respectively. She also holds multiple Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Brain Science (with honors). She is the recipient of the NIH K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (2020-2025).

Academic Appointments


  • Instructor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Honors & Awards


  • *** Selected List of Honors, and Awards (most recent) ***
  • K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health (2020-2025)
  • Invited Grant Reviewer, National Institutes of Health, Somatosensory and Pain Systems (SPS) (2020)
  • Future Leaders in Pain Research Grant, American Pain Society (2019)
  • SFN-IBRO World Congress Travel Award, Society for Neuroscience (2019)
  • Abstract of Distinction, American Academy of Neurology (2018 and 2019)
  • Young Investigator Travel Award, American Pain Society (2018 and 2019)
  • Invited session co-chair for “Brain Imaging: Connectivity and Networks”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine (2018)

Professional Education


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Doctor of Science, ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich
  • Master of Science, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor