• The role of dopamine in cognition and behavior; factors that affect in vivodopamine tone; neuroinflammation; alcohol and substance use disorders; chronic pain disorders; traumatic brain injury; neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

Dr. Yoder’s interests have expanded to other cutting-edge in vivo magnetic resonance (MR) neuroimaging methods such as functional connectivity, structural connectivity, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, with the ultimate goal of developing sound multi-modality (i.e., PET, MR) data analyses approaches that will better inform how neurochemical systems are regulated in the brain. 


  • Addiction Research
  • Neuroimaging (in vivo) Research
Past Affiliations
Radiology, Neuroscience
PhD, Indiana University, Neurobiology, 2002
BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Psychology, 1991