William Brooks, Ph.D., is the Director of the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He received a Bachelor's of Science with Honors from Griffith University in 1979 and a Ph.D. from Griffith University in 1984. After initial work as a Research Officer in Brisbane, Australia, he then became the Scientific Director at the Center for Non-Invasive Diagnosis (re-named the Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Research Center in 1997) at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He had joint appointments in the departments of Neurosciences, Cell Biology, and Psychology.
Dr. Brooks joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2002 where he holds the position of Professor in the department of Neurology. Dr. Brooks has been a leader in the field of magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy in a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders with focus on traumatic brain injury, neuropsychiatric syndromes associated with systemic lupus erythematosus, post traumatic stress disorder, and in stroke. His current projects include research into outcome as measured by magnetic resonance spectroscopy in traumatic brain injury in children and in adults and many grants to look at functional brain imaging and the neurochemistry of the aging brain.