Dr. Hao Huang

Principal Investigator
Ph.D. Research Scientist
Research Associate Professor of Radiology

Hao Huang, Ph.D.

Faculty Director, Small Animal Imaging Facility

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Research Associate Professor of Radiology

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania, USA


Dr Huang’s research is focused on function, structure and connectivity of normal and pathological brains by developing and applying cutting-edge MRI techniques. He is known best for imaging brain development and has been interviewed by Science and Nature Medicine on this topic. He has published around 80 papers in journals such as Nature, Molecular Psychiatry, Cerebral Cortex and Annals of Neurology. He has been the PI of multiple NIH R01, R21 and P30 (pilot) awards, PI of the State of Texas awards, subcontractor PI of NIH R01, RC2 and R21 awards, and co-investigator of NIH U, P and R awards and foundation grants. He is on the Editorial Board of the journal Neuroimage. He is the committee member of NIH-sponsored BrainSpan Consortium (www.brainspan.org). He is on the panel of various NIH Study Sections. He was also invited to be on various international (e.g. MRC in UK) grant review panels for multiple times. Dr Huang got his bachelor degree from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 1996 and master degree from Peking University (Beijing, China) in 1999. He got another master degree of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2004 and PhD degree of Biomedical Engineering in 2005, both from Johns Hopkins University. He stayed on as a Research Associate at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine after 2005 and moved to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at 2007 to become an Assistant Professor. He had an adjunct appointment at Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins University from 2011 to 2013. In 2014, he moved to Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and became an Associate Professor of Radiology.


Dr. Hao Huang can be contacted by: 

Email: huangh6 [at] email.chop.edu

Phone: 267-425-1599

Related Publications

  • Ouyang M, Liu P, Jeon T, Chalak L, Heyne R, Rollins NK, Licht DJ, Detre JA, Roberts T, Lu H, Huang H, 2017. Heterogeneous increases of regional cerebral blood flow during preterm brain development: Preliminary assessment with pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeled perfusion MRI. Neuroimage 147: 233-242.

  • Ouyang M, Kang H, Detre J, Roberts T, Huang H, 2017. Short-range connections in the developmental connectome during typical and atypical brain maturation. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 83:109-122.