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E. Brian Welch

  • Ph.D., M.B.A.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Vanderbilt University
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Dr. Brian Welch is an expert in methods and software development for the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment. His previous and ongoing work focuses on overcoming the real world limitations that hinder research and clinical applications of MRI. Strategies to overcome these challenges include hardware and software solutions, alternative data acquisition and reconstruction methods, novel MRI pulse sequences, quantitative imaging methods and associated post-processing tools. Dr. Welch possesses a unique set of knowledge about the abilities and limitations of the 3T and 7T human scanners housed at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science based on more than 15 years experience in MRI and 5 years of work experience as the on-site Philips Healthcare MR clinical scientist supporting research projects at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Welch is now focused on applying that experience and knowledge to his own independent research programs as a Vanderbilt faculty member.

Research interests

Recent publications

  • An individualized, perception-based protocol to investigate human physiological responses to cooling

    • Coolbaugh C
    • Bush E
    • Galenti E
    • et al.
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  • Phantom-based field maps for gradient nonlinearity correction in diffusion imaging

    • Rogers B
    • Blaber J
    • Newton A
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Vanderbilt University

March 2010 - Present



Tennessee Technological University

August 2007 - December 2010(3 years)

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

July 1998 - August 2003(5 years)

B.S., Biomedical-Electrical Engineering

University of Southern California

August 1994 - May 1998(4 years)