Blaise Frederick, PhD

Blaise Frederick, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry


Blaise deB. Frederick, PhD, is an associate professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an associate biophysicist at McLean Hospital. He is also director of the Technical and Instrumentation Core at the McLean Imaging Center. He received a BS in physics from Yale University and a PhD in biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley. His training is in MR physics and his PhD thesis is entitled “Three Dimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging of Sodium Ions Using Stochastic Excitation and Oscillating Gradients.”

Dr. Frederick is also the director of the McLean Imaging Center’s Opto-Magnetic Group, and his current research is focused on multimodal acquisition and processing for hemodynamic quantitation and physiological denoising of BOLD data and device development for clinical evaluation of peripheral vascular physiology.


Education & Training

  • 1985 BS in Physics, Yale University
  • 1994 PhD in Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1995-1997 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Brain Imaging Center, McLean Hospital
  • 1995-1997 Clinical Neuroscience Training Program, McLean Hospital


Phone: 617.855.3708
Office Address: Belmont campus - McLean Imaging Center, Room G167