Background and activities

At NTNU, I focus on studying the relationships between brain structure and cognitive function using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during childhood and adolescence. Our group follows several birth cohorts longitudinally to better understand the development of behavior, cognitive skills, and gray and white matter structures, with a special emphasis on the influence of very low birth weight and preterm birth over the long term. 

More globally, I seek a greater understanding of childhood brain development — especially in children who face biological, social, and environmental risks in early life — and how early experiences influence long-term health and wellbeing. I am interested in science writing, education, and policy towards the goal of supporting these children and their families. 

I joined NTNU's Center for Early Brain Development in 2013 through a Fulbright U.S. Student Award. From 2015-2017 I served as vice president of DION, NTNU's organization for PhDs and post-docs. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications



  • Sripada, Kam. (2014) Visualizing Children’s Brain Development. Fulbright Seminar . U.S. - Norway Fulbright Foundation; U.S. Ambassador's Residence, Oslo. 2014-02-13 - 2014-02-13.