School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Dr. Michael Behen

Assistant Professor, Research Track                                                       
Children’s Hospital of Michigan                                            
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center                   
3901 Beaubien Blvd.                                                            
Detroit, MI  48201                                                                 
(313) 993-3906                                                                                
Fax: (313) 993-3845
Email: mbehen@pet.wayne.edu

Education
1991 University of Michigan-Dearborn,
Honors B.A. Psychology

1996 Wayne State University,
MA: Psychology (Clinical)
Thesis: Defensive functioning as an internal mediator of outcome in a sample of latency-aged, sexually abused children.

2004 Wayne State University,
Doctorate: Psychology (Clinical)
Dissertation: Development and validation of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders Checklist.

Post Graduate Training

1993-1996 Clinical Internship: Children’s Center of Wayne
County. Outpatient therapist/psychodiagnostician.
Carry outpatient caseload of therapy clients (children, family, marital). Psychological evaluations. Weekly didactic and case conferences.

2004-2006 Postdoctoral fellow. Children’s Hospital of Michigan-PET Center/Pediatrics, Neurology.

Faculty Appointments

2006 Assistant Professor. Wayne State University, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology.
Research, teaching, supervision of graduate students and postdocs. Neuropsychological assessments, treatment of psychiatric conditions

Major Professional Societies
American Psychological Association.
Society for Research in Child Development.
Association for Psychological Science

License
2005 State of Michigan – Department of Community Health, Board of Psychology: Psychologist, Full Psychologist License - Doctoral #: 63010013057

Service
2008-present Michael E. Behen, PhD, LP. Private Practice. Northville, MI.
2006-2008 Contract Psychotherapist. Children’s Center of Wayne County; Child and Family psychotherapy.
2005-2008 Contract Psychotherapist, Hegira Inc. Livonia Counseling Center. Outpatient psychotherapy, child, adult, family therapy.

Teaching Experience
Wayne State University
1993 Winter Term Psych.335 Personality Psychology (WSU Psychology Dept)
1994 Winter Term Psych 335 Personality Psychology (WSU Psychology Dept)
Psych 310 Abnormal Psychology (WSU Psychology Dept)
2002 Fall Term Psych 310 Abnormal Psychology (WSU Psychology Dept)
Psych 240 Developmental Psychology (WSU Psychology Dept)
2004 Winter Term Psych. 335 Personality Psychology (WSU College of Lifelong Learning)
2005 Fall Term Psych 312 Brain & Behavior (WSU Psychology Department)
2006 Winter Term Psych 240 Developmental Psychology (WSU Psychology Department)
2006 Winter Term Psych 312 Brain & Behavior (WSU College of Lifelong Learning)
2007 Spr/Sum Psych 338 Human Sexuality (WSU Psychology Department)
2008 Fall Psych 338 Human Sexuality (WSU Psychology Department)

Undergraduate students
Arpi Bhatt, 2006-2008.
Katie Toelle, 2008.
Miriam Hussein, 2008-present.
Sara Sadovsky, 2008-present.
Elizabeth Primeau, 2008.
Valerie Walker, 2008-present.

Graduate students

Benjamin Wilson, BA 2007-current.
Jacquie Perry, MA, 9/2006-current.
Gregory Pouillot, MA 2008-current.
Emily Geenen, MA, 9/04-2008.
Claire Stano, MA, 2005-2008.
Rebecca Thomson, MA 9/2006-8/2008.
Mohammad AL Jabery, MA, 2007-2008.
Stacy Halverson, MA, 1/2007-present.
Katie Thomas, MA, 2008-present.
Courtney Wolfe-Christenson, MA, 2008.
Piti Singsungsood, MA, 2008-present.

Post-doctoral Fellows
Thomas Eluvathingal, MD 2005-2006.
Rajkumar Munian Govindan, 2006-present.
Ajay Kumar, 2006-2009. (faculty as of 2009).
Anita Dias Saporta, 2008-present.

Mentorship
Dissertation advisor for Emily Helder, “Functional correlates of early postnatal deprivation”, defended June 2008.
Dissertation committee for Mohammed Al Jabery, “The examination of validity and reliability indicators of the Jordanian translation of the Gilliam Autism Rating Scales -2nd Edition. “ Defended March, 2008.

Dissertation committee for Jacquie Perry, MA. “Functional neural correlates of the Inattentive Overactive Phenotype in children with histories of early postnatal deprivation.” Dissertation proposal meeting 2009. - Thesis defense, 2008. “Intellectual functioning in children exposed to interparental violence.”

Rebecca Thompson, committee for Dissertation. Defense, “How parents stress, attributions, and mental health relate to their reactions to their child’s disability.” Defended in June 2007.

Eastern Michigan University
2008 Winter Term Psych 762 Intelligence Testing (EMU Psychology Department)
2009 Winter Term Psych 762 Intelligence Testing (EMU Psychology Department)

Schoolcraft College
2005 Fall Term Psych 153 Human Relations (2 sections) (Schoolcraft-Liberal Arts Dept)
2005 Fall Term Psych 205 Psychology of Adjustment (Schoolcraft-Liberal Arts Dept)
2006 Winter Term Psych 201 General Psychology
2008 Fall Psych 201 General Psychology
2009 Winter Psych xx Adult Psychology
2009 Summer Psych 201 General Psychology

Grant Support
1. Active
“Structural and functional neural correlates of early postnatal deprivation”
PI: Michael E. Behen
Agency: NIH/NICHHD
Type: K08 1K08MH079176-01A1 Mentored Clinical Scientist Award
7/07-12/12 Total Award $680,463 Direct Costs

“Early pharmacotherapy guided by biomarkers in autism”
PI: Diane Chugani
NIH R01 HD 55729
Co-PI: Michael Behen
November 1, 2007 to October 31, 2012, Total award $3,855,886 direct costs

“Longitudinal neuroimaging in Sturge-Weber syndrome”
PI: Csaba Juhász
Co-Investigator: Michael E. Behen
Agency: NIH/NINDS
Type: RO1 NS041922

2. Submitted
“Diffusion tensor imaging biomarker in developmental delay”
PI: Senthil Sundaram
Co-PI: Michael E. Behen
Source: NIH
Submitted to NIH for February 5, 2008 deadline
Proposed Budget: $714,875

“Longitudinal neuroimaging in Sturge-Weber syndrome” (Renewal)
PI: Csaba Juhász
Co-Investigator: Michael E. Behen
Agency: NIH/NINDS
Type: 2RO1 NS041922
Proposed Budget: $1,697930
Time period: 7/1/2001 – 6/30/2013

Clinical Trials Activities
Co-PI for “Early pharmacotherapy guided by biomarkers in autism”, PI: Diane Chugani
NIH R01 HD 55729. Role has involved grant preparation and study design; will be involved in data collection for neurocognitive and behavioral data.

Co-PI for Aripriprozole study in Autism. PI: DC Chugani. Role has involved data collection for neurocognitive and behavioral data.

Co-PI for The Study of Fluoxetine in Autism (SOPHIA). PI: HT Chugani. Role has involved data collection for neurocognitive and behavioral data.


Publications
Original Obersvations in Refereed Journal Articles

Mueller RA, Rothermel R, Behen ME, Muzik O, Chakraborty P, Chugani HT. Plasticity of motor organization in children and adults. Neuroreport. 8: 3103-3108, 1997.

Chugani DC, Muzik O, Rothermel R, Behen ME, Chakraborty PK, Magner TJ, Dasilva E, Chugani HT. Altered serotonin synthesis in the dentatothalamocortical pathway for autistic boys. Ann Neurol. 42: 666-669, 1997.

Mueller RA, Rothermel R, Behen ME, Muzik O, Magner TJ, Chugani HT. Receptive and expressive language activations for sentences: A PET study. Neuroreport. 8: 367-3770, 1997.

Mueller RA, Rothermel R, Behen ME, Muzik O, Magner TJ, Chakraborty P, Chugani HT. Brain organization of language after early unilateral lesion: A PET study. Brain & Language. 62: 422-451, 1998.

Mueller RA, Rothermel R, Behen ME, Muzik O, Becker C, Fuerst D, Magner TJ, Chugani HT. Determination of language dominance by [O15] water PET in children and adolescents: A comparison with the WADA test. J Epilepsy. 11: 152-161, 1998.

Mueller RA, Chugani DC, Behen ME, Rothermel R, Muzik O, Chakraborty P, Chugani HT. Impairment of the Dentate-thalamo-cortical pathway in autistic men: language activation data from positron emission tomography. Neuroscience Letters. 245: 1-4, 1998.

Mueller RA, Behen, ME, Rothermel R, Muzik O, Downey R, Magner TJ, Chugani HT. Task-related activations in heterotopic brain malformations: A PET study. Neuroreport. 9: 2527-2533, 1998.

Mueller RA, Rothermel R, Behen ME, Muzik O, Magner TJ, Chugani HT. Different patterns of language and motor reorganization following early left hemisphere lesion. Arch Neurol. 55: 1113-1119, 1998.

Mueller, RA, Rothermel, R, Behen ME, Muzik O, Magner TJ, Chugani HT. Develomental changes of cortical and cerebellar motor control: A clinical PET study with children and adults. J Child Neurol. 13: 550-556, 1998.

Mueller RA, Rothermel R, Behen ME, Muzik O, Chakraborty P, Chugani HT. Language organization in patients with early and late left hemispheric lesion: A PET study. Neuropsychologia. 37: 545-57, 1999.

Mueller RA, Behen ME, Rothermel R, Muzik O, Chakraborty P, Chugani HT. Brain organization for language in children, adolescents, and adults with left hemisphere lesion: A PET study. Prog Neuro-Psychopharmacol & Biol Psychiatr. 23: 657-68, 1999.

Mueller RA, Behen ME, Rothermel R, Chugani DC, Muzik O, Magner TJ & Chugani HT. Brain mapping of language and auditory processing in high-functioning autistic adults: A PET study. J Autism Dev. Disorders. 29: 19-31, 1999.

Chugani DC, Muzik O, Behen ME, Rothermel R, Lee J & Chugani HT. Developmental changes in brain serotonin synthesis capacity in autistic and non-autistic children. Annals of Neurology. 45: 287-295, 1999.

Chugani DC, Sundram BS, Behen ME, Lee M-L & Moore GJ. Evidence of altered energy metabolism in autistic children. Prog. Neuro-Psychopharmacol. & Biol. Psychiat. 23: 635-641, 1999.

Pfund Z, Chugani HT, Behen ME, Muzik O, Chugani DC, Nigro MA, Trock GL, Squires LA. Lissencephaly: Fetal pattern of glucose metabolism on positron emission tomography. Neurology. 55: 1683-1688, 2000.

Juhasz C, Behen ME, Muzik O, Chugani DC, Chugani HT. Bilateral medial frontal and bilateral temporal neocortical hypometabolism in children with epilepsy and aggression. Epilepsia. 42: 991-1001, 2001.

Asano E, Chugani DC, Muzik O, Behen ME, Rothermel R, Magner TJ, Chakraborty PK, & Chugani HT. Autism in tuberous sclerosis complex: Evidence for subcortical mechanisms. Neurology. 9:1269-77, 2001.

Asano E, Kuivaniemi AHM, Huq M, Tromp G, Behen ME, Rothermel R, Herron J & Chugani DC. A study on novel polymorphisms in the novel upstream region of vasoactive intestinal peptide receptor type 2 gene in autism. Journal of Child Neurology, 16: 357-63, 2001.

Lee JS, Asano E, Muzik O, Chugani DC, Juhasz C, Pfund Z, Philip S, Behen ME, Chugani HT. Sturge-Weber Syndrome with unihemispheric involvment: Correlation between clinical characteristics and FDG PET findings. Neurology. 24:189-95, 2001.

Chugani HT, Behen ME, Muzik O, Juhasz C, Nagy F, and Chugani DC. Local brain functional activity following early deprivation: A study of post-institutionalized Romanian orphans. Neuroimage. 14:1290-301. 2001.

Pfund Z, Chugani DC, Muzik O, Juhasz C, Behen ME, Lee J & Chugani HT. a[11C]methyl-L-tryptophan PETin patients with alternating hemiplegia of childhood. J Child Neurol. 17: 253-60, 2002.

Lee JS, Pfund Z, Juhasz C, Behen ME, Muzik O, Chugani DC, Nigro MA, Chugani HT Altered regional brain glucose metabolism in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a pet study. Muscle Nerve. 26 :506-12, 2002.

Chandana S, Behen ME, Rothermel R, Juhasz C, Muzik O, Chugani, HT, Chugani DC. Significance of abnormalities of developmental trajectory and asymmetry of cortical serotonin synthesis in autism. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. 23: 171-82, 2005.

Eluvathingal T*, Chugani HT, Behen ME, Juhász C, Muzik O, Maqbool M, Chugani DC, Makki M. Abnormal brain connectivity in children following early severe socio-emotional deprivation: a diffusion tensor imaging study. Pediatrics. 117:2093-100, 2006.

Eluvathingal TJ*, Behen ME, Chugani DC, Janisse J, Bernardi B, Chakraborty P, Juhasz C, Muzik O, Chugani HT. (2006). Cerebellar lesions in tuberous sclerosis complex: neurobehavioral and neuroimaging correlates. J Child Neurol. 846-51, 2006.

Behen ME,.Chugani HT, Juhász C, Helder E*, Ho A, Maqbool M, Muzik O. Abnormal Brain Tryptophan Metabolism and Clinical Correlates in Tourette Syndrome. Movement Disorders. 22: 2256-62, 2007.

Behen ME, Geenen E*, Rothermel R, Muzik O, Chugani HT. Incidence of specific absolute neurocognitive impairment in a sample of children with histories of early severe social deprivation. Child Neuropsychology (in press). 2007.

Behen ME, Muzik, O, Helder E*, Rothermel R, Perry J*, Chugani HT. Preliminary validation of a subclassification scheme for children with Tourette’s Syndrome based on comorbid symptoms. Submitted, Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2007.

Juhász C, Haacke M, Hu J, Xuan Y, Makki M, Behen ME, Maqbool M, Muzik O, Chugani DC, Chugani HT. Multimodality imaging of cortical and white matter abnormalities in Sturge-Weber syndrome. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 28: 900-6, 2007.
Chugani HT, Juhász C, Behen ME, Ondersma R, Muzik O. Autism with facial port-wine stain: a new syndrome? Pediatr Neurol. 37:192-199, 2007.

Batista CEA, Chugani HT, Juhász C, Behen ME, Shankaran S. Transient hypermetabolism of the basal ganglia following perinatal hypoxia. Ped Neurol. 36: 330-3, 2007.

Juhász C, Lai C, Behen ME, Muzik O, Helder EJ*, Chugani DC, Chugani HT. White matter volume is a major predictor of cognitive function in Sturge-Weber syndrome. Arch Neurol. 64:1169-74, 2007.

Govindan RM*, Chugani HT, Makki M, Behen ME, Dornbush J, Sood S. Diffusion tensor imaging of brain plasticity after occipital lobectomy. Pediatr Neurol. 38:27-33, 2008.

Sundaram, SK, Kumar, A*, Makki, M, Behen, ME, Chugani, HT, Chugani, DC. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Frontal Lobe in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cerebral Cortex, Nov;18(11):2659-65. Epub 2008 Mar 20. 2008.

Sundaram SK; Sivaswamy L, Makki M, Behen ME and Chugani HT, MD. Absence of Arcuate Fasciculus in Children with Developmental Delay of Unknown Etiology: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Journal of Pediatrics. 152: 250-5, 2008.

Makki M, Behen ME, Bhatt A*, Wilson B*, Chugani HT. Abnormal fiber integrity of striato-thalamic structures in children with Tourette’s Syndrome. Movement Disorders, Dec 15;23(16):2349-56.2008.

Batista CEA, Chugani HT, Hu J, Haacke EM, Behen ME, Helder EJ*, Juh´asz C. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging Detects Abnormalities in Normal-Appearing Frontal Lobe of Patients With Sturge-Weber Syndrome. J Neuroimaging, 18:306-313, 2008.

Makki M, Govindan RM*, Wilson BJ*, Behen ME, and Chugani, HT. Altered Fronto-Striato-Thalamic Connectivity in Children With Tourette Syndrome Assessed With Diffusion Tensor Fiber Tracking. Journal of Child Neurology, In Press, 2009.

Govindan RM*, Behen ME, Helder E*, Makki M, Chugani HT. Altered water diffusivity in cortical association tracts in children with early deprivation identified with Tract-based Spatial Statistics (TBSS). Cerebral Cortex, in press.
ME Behen, corresponding author.

Behen ME, Muzik O, Saporta ASD, Wilson BW*, Pai D, Hua J and Chugani HT.
Abnormal fronto-striatal connectivity in children with histories of early deprivation: A diffusion tensor imaging study. Brain Imaging and Behavior, in press.

Behen ME, Wilson BJ*, Helder E*, Muzik O*, Halverson S*, Thomas K*, and Chugani HT. Abnormal brain volumes in children with histories of early deprivation. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. Submitted.

ABSTRACTS (last five years)
Juhasz C, Muzik O, Chugani DC, Rothermel R, Behen ME & Chugani HT. Ontogeny of human GABAA receptors studied by positron emission tomography. Child Neurology Society, 29th Annual Meeting, San Diego, (accepted as a platform presentation). Annals of Neurology. 48: 517, 2000.

Lee JS, Asano E, Juhasz C, Pfund Z, Behen ME, Muzik O, Chugani DC & Chugani HT. Sturge-Weber syndrome with unihemispheric involvement: Correlation with clinical characteristics and FDG PET findings. Child Neurology Society, 29th Annual Meeting, Annals of Neurology. 48: 531-32, 2000.

Asano E, Chugani DC, Behen ME, Rothermel R, Muzik O & Chugani HT. Autism in tuberous sclerosis complex: Evidence for cortical and subcortical mechanisms. Society for. Neuroscience. Abstracts. 26, 2000.

Asano E, Kuivaniemi AHM, Huq M, Tromp G, Behen ME, Rothermel R, Herron J & Chugani DC. Novel polymorphisms in the novel upstream region of the VIPR2 gene in autism have a possible role in gastrointestinal problems and stereotypical behaviors in autism. 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, 2000. American Journal of Human Genetics, 67:169 Suppl. 2, 2000.

Behen ME, Jacobsen L, Robbins E, Kaylor-Richardson KR, Barnett D. Defensive functioning as an internal mediator of outcome in a sample of latency-aged, sexually abused children. Biennial Meeting, Society for Research in Child development, 2001.

Behen ME, Chugani DC, Asano E, Lee J, Muzik O, Rothermel R, & Chugani HC. Behavioral subtypes of autistic children show differences in regional brain serotonin synthesis. Biennial Meeting, Society for Research in Child Development, 2001.

Pfund Z, Chugani DC, Behen ME, Juhasz C, Muzik O, Lee J, & Chugani HT. Abnormalities of GABAA receptors measured with [C-11]Flumazenil PET in autistic children. 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2001.

Chandana S, Pfund Z, Juhasz C, Muzik O, Behen ME, Chugani HT, Chugani DC. Re-evaluation of brain glucose metabolism abnormalities in autistic boys – An FDG PET study. Platform Presentation, International Meeting for Autism Research, 2001.

Chandana S, Behen ME, Rothermel R, Juhasz C, Lee j, Chugani HT. GABA receptors measured with [11c]Flumazenil PET in children with autism, Angelman, and Landau-Kleffner syndromes. Platform Presentation, International Meeting for Autism Research, 2002.

Behen ME, Glancy L., Richardson-Kaylor K, & Robbins E. Defensive functioning as a predictor of long-term adjustment in a sample of sexually-abused latency aged children. Bienniel Meeting, Society for Research in Child Development, 2003.

Heinze, H, Barnett, D., Heaton, M., Jacobson, L., Behen, M., Robins, E., Richardson, K K. (2003). Depression, Risk, and Resilience: a Longitudinal Study of Sexually Abused Children. Society for Research in Child Development. Tampa, FL

Ho A, Chugani HT, Behen ME, Juhasz C. PET scanning of tryptophan metabolism in Tourette’s Disorder, American Academy of Child Neurology, Annual Meeting, 2003.

Chugani HT, Juhasz C, Behen ME, Ondersma R, Muzik O, Chugani DC. Autism with facial port-wine stain: A new syndrome. American Academy of Child Neurology, Annual Meeting, 2003.

Chandana S, Behen ME, Rothermel R, Juhasz C, Muzik O, Chugani HT, Chugani DC. Brain serotonerrgic abnormalities in autism. International Meeting for Autism Research, 2004.

Chandana S, Behen ME, Rothermel R, Juhasz C, Muzik O, Chugani HT, Chugani DC. Serotonergic abnormalities in caudate nucleus in autism. 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2004.

Kagawa K, Chugani DC, Behen ME, Chandana S, Juhasz C, Muzik O, Chugani HT. Altered brain growth in children with tuberous sclerosis complex and autism. 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2004.

Dasan JB, Behen ME, Makki M, Muzik O, Juhasz C, Chugani DC, Chugani HT Abnormal brain connectivity in children with early severe social deprivation: A diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) study. Symposium. 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2004.

Behen ME, Chandana S, Rothermel R, Muzik O, Juhasz C, Chugani HT, Chugani DC. Lateralized cortical serotonergic abnormalities in autistic children are associated with social subtypes. 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2004.

Behen ME, Solomon K, Muzik O, Dasan JB, Chugani DC, Chugani HT. Brain activation during emotional face recognition in children with early severe social deprivation. 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2004.

Behen ME, Chandana S, Muzik O, Juhasz C, Chugani HT, Chugani DC. Lateralized cortical serotonergic abnormalities in autistic children are associated with social subtypes. Symposium. International Meeting for Autism Research, 2005.

Eluvathingal TJ, Behen ME, Makki M, Juhasz C, Muzik O, Chugani DC, Chugani HT Abnormal language network is associated with language dysfunction in children subjected to early social deprivation: A diffusion tensor imaging study. 35th Annual Meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, 2005.

Behen ME, Eluvathingal TJ, Makki M, Juhasz C, Muzik O, Chugani DC, Chugani HT. Cerebellar lesions in patients with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: neuroimaging and neurobehavioral findings. 35th Annual Meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, 2005.

Behen ME, Geenen E*, Rothermel, R, Chugani, HT. Incidence of specific absolute neurocognitive impairment in a sample of children with histories of early severe social deprivation. 35th Annual Meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, 2005.

Asano E, Wakamoto H, Rothermel R, Behen ME, Chugani DC, Chugani HT. Occipital alpha Peak Frequency during Quiet Wakefulness Is an Independent Predictor of Cognitive Function in Children with Focal Epilepsy. Joint AES/ACNS Meeting, 2005.

Geenen E*, Behen, M, Rothermel R, Chugani HT. Executive Dysfunction in children with early deprivation. 34th Annual Meeting, International Neuropsychological Society, 2006.

Rothermel R, Behen ME, Geenen E*, Fish A*, Chugani HT. & Chugani DC. Pilot efficacy of treatment with buspirone in autistic children: A randomized double blind study in children aged 2- 6 years of age. 5th International Meeting for Autism Research (May 2006).

Williams MT, Eluvathingal TJ, Behen ME, Chugani DC, Chugani HT. Abnormal asymmetry in the arcuate fasciculus of autistic children: A DTI study. 5th International Meeting for Autism Research, May 2006.

Behen ME, Rothermel R, Geenen E*, Stano C*, Chugani DC. Sensory problems in autism: Incidence, symptom patterns, and correlates. 5th International Meeting for Autism Research, May 2006.

Behen ME, Juhász C, Helder E*, Batista CEA, Chugani DC, Chugani HT. Cognitive function in Sturge-Weber syndrome: Efect of side and extent of severe hypometabolism on PET scanning. Ann Neurol 2006;60(suppl 3): S122. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society, October 2006.

Sundaram S, Sivaswamy L, Makki M, Behen ME and Chugani H. Agenesis of Arcuate Fasciculus in children with global developmental delay of unknown etiology: A diffusion tensor imaging study. Proc Int Soc Mag Reson Med, 2007.

Geenen E*, Behen ME, Stano C*, Solomon K, Rothermel R & Chugani HC. Emotion recognition deficits in children with postnatal deprivation predict internalizing problems. Poster presented at 18th Annual Meeting for Association for Psychologial Science, June 2007.

Behen ME, Rothermel C, Geenen E*, Rothermel R & Chugani HT. Functional brain abnormalities in language regions in language-impaired children with postnatal deprivation Poster presented at 18th Annual Meeting for Association for Psychologial Science, June 2007.

Govidan RM*, Chugani H, Makki M, Behen ME, Dornbush J and Sood S. Plasticity of the Optic Radiation Following Unilatooccipital Lobe Resection: A Diffusion Tensor Study. Proc Int Soc Mag Reson Med, 2007.

Sundaram, SK Sivaswamy L, Makki M, Behen ME and Chugani HT MD Agenesis of Arcuate Fasciculus in children with global developmental delay of unknown etiology: A diffusion tensor imaging study. Accepted for poster presentation at the annual scientific meeting of ISMRM 2007.

Behen ME, Helder E*, Muzik O, Rothermel R, Perry J*, Chugani HT. (2007). Preliminary validation of a subclassification scheme for children with Tourette Syndrome based on co-morbid symptoms. Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society, October 2007.

Behen ME, Geenen E*, Muzik O, Makki M, Wilson B*, Primeau E* & Chugani HT. Decreased Frontal and Temporal Cortical Gray Matter Volumes in Children with Histories of Early Social Deprivation. Poster, 19th Annual Meeting for Association for Psychologial Science, June 2008.

Helder E*, Behen ME, Primeau E*, Perry J*, Muzik O, Chugani HT. Specific Language Impairment and Associated Language Activations in Children with Histories of Early Severe Deprivation. Poster presented at 36th Annual International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Meeting, 2008.

Makki M, Behen ME, Bhatt A* and Chugani HT. Abnormal white matter integrity of striato-thalamic structures in children with Tourette Syndrome. Poster, Proc Int Soc Mag Reson Med, 2008.

Makki M, Behen ME, Primeau E*, Wilson B*, Bhatt A* and Chugani HT. Altered Diffusion Tensor MRI Indices of frontal cortical and basal ganglia in Children with Tourette Syndrome Assessed by Voxel-Based Analysis Study. Poster, Proc Int Soc Mag Reson Med, 16. 2008.

Govindan RM*, Makki M, Behen ME and Chugani HT. Abnormal connectivity pattern of fronto-striatal-thalamic circuits of patients with Tourette syndrome based on probabilistic tractography. Poster, Proc Int Soc Mag Reson Med, 2008.

Behen ME, Munian Govindan R*, Helder E*, Makki MI, Bhatt A*, Wilson B*, Chugani HT. Tract-Based Spatial Statistics of Diffusion Tensor Images in Children with Histories of Early Social Deprivation. Poster accepted, Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society, 2008.

Govindan, RM*, Juhasz, C, Behen, ME, Helder, E*, Batista, C, Chugani, HT. Abnormal diffusion of specific white matter regions in children with unilateral Sturge-Weber Syndrome: Correlation with epilepsy and cognitive functions. 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Epsilepsy Society, December, 2008.

Helder E.J.*, Behen M.E., Halverson S*., Bhatt A.* & Chugani, H.T. Neuropsychological and Behavioral Outcomes in Children with Histories of Early Deprivation: Impact of Country of Adoption. Annual Meeting for the International Neuropsychological Society, 2009.
Behen ME, Govindan RM*, Makki M, Chugani HT. Tract-Based Spatial Statistics of Diffusion Tensor Images in Children with Histories of Early Social Deprivation. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society, 2008.

Behen ME, Muzik O, Dias A*, Wilson B*, Helder E* and Chugani HT. Abnormal fronto-striatal connectivity in children with histories of early deprivation: A diffusion tensor imaging study. Abstract accepted for Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, 2009.

Behen ME, Helder E*, Wilson B*, Halverson S*, Thomas K* and Chugani HT. Neurocognitive correlates of the inattentive/overactive phenotype in globally intact children with histories of early deprivation. Abstract accepted for Annual Meeting for the Association of Psychological Science, 2009.

Helder E, Behen ME, Halverson S, Bhatt A, Chugani HT. Neuropsychological and Behavioral Outcomes in Children with Histories of Early Deprivation: Impact of Country of Adoption. Poster presented at the 37th Annual International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Meeting, 2008.

Behen ME, Kumar A, Helder E, Sinsoongsud P, Halverson S, Thomas S, HT Chugani. Abnormal language and limbic pathways in children with histories of early deprivation: A diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) study. Accepted platform presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society, Oct, 2009.
*Trainee (post-doc or student) mentored by Dr. Behen

Presentations
1993: Non-motor functions of the cerebellum. Children’s Hospital of Michigan Neurology Grand Rounds. Detroit, MI.
1998: Neuropsychological and FDG-PET findings in a group of children with early severe social deprivation. The Post-Institutionalized Child – A symposium. Parent Network for the Post-Institutionalized Child. Rockford Ill.
2004: Neuropsychological subgroups in Tourette’s Disorder: Preliminary Findings. Tourette Syndrome Association. Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Detroit, MI.
2004: Neural correlates of neurocognitive and socio-emotional deficits in children experiencing early severe deprivation. Families of Russian and Ukranian Adoption. Improving the Lives of Children. Ypsilanti, Michigan.
2005: Neuropsychological and AMT PET subgroups in Tourette’s Disorder. Tourette Syndrome Association. Children’s Hospital of Michigan
2006: Neuropsychological and structural and functional correlates of early severe social deprivation. Invited Talk, University of Toledo, Toledo Area Academy of Psychologists (TAAP). (To be presented March, 2006).
2008: Neurocognitive correlates of Tourette Syndrome. Symposia presented at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI.