Elizabeth Moody Davenport, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Radiology and the Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC) at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Radiology Research Division. She also has a tertiary appointment in the Department of Neurology.

I enjoy working with the multidisciplinary team of world-renowned researchers and clinicians at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Davenport holds a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and earned her doctorate in biomedical engineering from Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University in Blacksburg, Virginia. She then received advanced training as a postdoctoral researcher at UT Southwestern in Joseph Maldjian's Advanced NeuroScience Imaging Research (ANSIR) Lab.

Dr. Davenport's research interests include subconcussive head impact exposure in contact sports, imaging of traumatic brain injury, and the use of magnetoencephalography (MEG) in imaging magnetic fields produced by electrical currents associated with neuronal function. Her investigations have led to the publication of nine original articles in peer-reviewed journals, and she has contributed to two book chapters.

She also holds a patent for developing a system that allows for rapid intraosseous delivery of fluids from a fluid reservoir via an intraosseous port having a tip disposed within a patient's bone marrow.

Dr. Davenport is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Society of Neuroradiology, and the MEG Data Sharing Committee of the National Institutes of Health.

She also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network.

Personal note

Dr. Davenport enjoys using her research skills at home as well. She writes, and has been awarded, grants for a nonprofit canine rescue organization. Her passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education has led her to mentor future scientists and engineers in the First Lego League and other activities.



North Carolina St Univ-Raleigh (2011), Biomedical Engineering
Graduate School
Va Polytech Ins St Univ (2015), Biomedical Engineering

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Presentation
    American Society of Neuroradiology (2014)
  • Outstanding Woman of the Year
    North Carolina State University (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Neuroradiology (2016)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • MEG Data Sharing Committee of the National Institutes of Health