Bio


Dr. Behnaz Jarrahi is a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford School of Medicine. Her current research focus is the application of statistical machine learning and multivariate analytical methods to neuroimaging data analysis and modeling. One of her long-term research goals is to model supraspinal processing of interoceptive signals carrying information about the visceral states to delineate how anoetic consciousness emerges and evolves to more sophisticated forms of consciousness that motivate behavior or produce different feelings.

Honors & Awards


  • *** Selected List of Honors, and Awards ***
  • Dean’s List, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2008)
  • Doctoral Research Funding, Der Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (2012 - 2014)
  • Postdocotral Research Funding, National Parkinson Foundation (2015 - 2016)
  • Travel Scholarship, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) (2016)
  • Interdisciplinary Research Training In Pain and Substance Use Disorders, NIH (2016 - 2019)
  • Young Investigator Travel Award, American Pain Society (APS) (2018)
  • Abstract of Distinction, American Academy of Neurology (AAN) (2018)
  • Invited session co-chair for “Brain Imaging: Connectivity and Networks”, IEEE EMBS (2018)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) (2007 - Present)
  • Member, The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) (2007 - Present)
  • Ad-hoc reviewer, NeuroReport, Brain and cognition, PAIN, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Computers in Biology and Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Member, The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) (2016 - Present)
  • Member, The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) (2016 - Present)
  • Member, The Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) 日本神経科学学会 (2017 - Present)