Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Timothy Roberts, PhD

Timothy Roberts, PhD CIRP
CIRP Senior Fellow

Timothy Roberts, PhD is the Vice-Chair of Research for the Department of Radiology and the Oberkircher Family Endowed Chair of Pediatric Radiology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP and a Professor of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Roberts has spent more than three decades advancing imaging and electrophysiology methods (such as MRI, MRS, and MEG). He has supported the clinical translation into various pediatric application areas, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He also directs the Lurie Family Foundations MEG Imaging Center at CHOP, where he is supported by multiple federal (NIH) and foundation grants. 

Dr. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD in MRI also from Cambridge University. He is a founding member of the Executive Steering Committee of the International Society for Advancement of Clinical MEG and is on the Executive Committees of the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology and the American Society for Neuroradiology. Dr. Roberts also belongs to the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

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Research Interests

Autism Spectrum Disorder, Neuroradiology


Objective Measures for Concussion, Driving with a Developmental Disability