Russell Poldrack

Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology

Academic Appointments
Professor, Psychology
Member, Bio-X
Member, Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance
Associate Director, Stanford Data Science
Faculty Director, Center for Open and Reproducible Science
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Board of Scientific Counselors Member, National Institute of Mental Health (2022 - Present)
External Advisory Board member, Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study (2017 - 2022)
Education Chair, Organization for Human Brain Mapping (2017 - 2018)
Chair, External Advisory Board, Human Connectome Project (2011 - 2015)
Chair, Organization for Human Brain Mapping (2009 - 2010)
Honors & Awards
Corresponding Fellow, The British Academy (2023)
Open Science Award, Organization for Human Brain Mapping (2022)
Fellow, Organization for Human Brain Mapping (2021)
Elected member, Society of Experimental Psychologists (2018)
Fellow, Psychonomics Society (2017)
Fellow, Association for Psychological Science (2009)
Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology, American Psychological Association (2005)
Wiley Young Investigator Award, Organization for Human Brain Mapping (2005)
I grew up in a small town in Texas and attended Baylor University. After completing my PhD in experimental psychology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, I spent four years as a postdoc at Stanford. I have held faculty positions at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, UCLA, and the University of Texas. I joined the Stanford faculty in 2014.


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Research Interests