Song Lai

Professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurology, Director, CTSI Human Imaging Core McKnight Brain Institute

UF, AMRIS Affiliated Faculty & Staff


Contact Information

Phone (352) 294-5597
Fax (352) 392-1401
Address 1149 South Newell Drive, P.O. Box 100015
Gainesville , FL 32611-
Building UF McKnight Brain Institute

Publications and Scientific Activities


    1. Resilience, pain, and the brain: Relationships differ by sociodemographics Tanner, J.; Johnson, A.; Terry, E.; Cardoso, J.; Garvan, C.; Staud, R.; Deutsch, G.; Deshpande, H.; Lai, S.; Addison, A.; Redden, D.; Goodin, B.; Price, C.; Fillingim, R.; Sibille, K. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 99, 5, 1207--1235 (2021) - Data Set
    2. Spinal cord neural activity of patients with fibromyalgia and healthy controls during temporal summation of pain: an fMRI study Staud, R.; Boissoneault, J.; Lai, S.; Mejia, M.S.; Ramanlal, R.; Godfrey, M.M.; Stroman, P.W. Journal of Neurophysiology, 126, 3, 946--956 (2021)


    1. Associations of pain catastrophizing with pain-related brain structure in individuals with or at risk for knee osteoarthritis: Sociodemographic considerations Terry, E.; Tanner, J.; Cardoso, J.; Sibille, K.; Lai, S.; Deshpande, H.; Deutsch, G.; Goodin, B.; Bradley, L.; Price, C.C.; Fillingim, R.B.; Team, U. Brain Imaging and Behavior, ePub, 1-9 (2020)


    1. Neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI) and free-water imaging in Parkinsonism Mitchell, T.; Archer, D.B.; Chu, W.T.; Coombes, S.A.; Lai, S.; Wilkes, B.J.; McFarland, N.R.; Okun, M.S.; Black, M.L.; Herschel, E.; Simuni, T.; Comella, C.; Xie, T.; Li, H.; Parrish, T.B.; Kurani, A.S.; Corcos, D.M.; Vaillancourt, D. Human Brain Mapping, 40, 17, 5094-5107 (2019)
    2. Development and validation of the automated imaging differentiation in parkinsonism (AID-P): a multicentre machine learning study Archer, D.B.; Bricker, J.T.; Chu, W.T.; Burciu, R.; McCracken, J.L.; Lai, S.; Coombes, S.A.; Fang, R.; Corcos, D.M.; Kurani, A.S.; Mitchell, T.; Black, M.L.; Herschel, EL.; Simuni, T.; Parrish, T.B.; Comella, C.; Xie, T.; Seppi, K.; Bohnen, N.I.; Muller, M.L.T.M.; Albin, R.L.; Krismer, F.; Du, G.; Lewis, M.M.; Huang, X.; Li, H.; Pasternak, O.; McFarland, N.R.; Okun, M.S.; Vaillancourt, D. Lancet Digital Health, 1, 5, e222-e231 (2019)


    1. Static and dynamic functional connectivity in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: use of arterial spin labelling fMRI Boissoneault, J.; Letzen, J.; Lai, S.; Robinson, M.E.; Staud, R. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 38, 1, 128-137 (2018)


    1. Abnormal resting state functional connectivity in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: an arterial spin-labeling fMRI study Boissoneault, J.; Letzen, J.; Lai, S.; O'Shea, A.; Craggs, J.; Robinson, M.E. and Staud, R. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 34, 4, 603-608 (2016)
    2. Abnormal Resting-State Functional Connectivity in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Results of Seed and Data-Driven Analyses Gay, C.W.; Robinson, M.E.; Lai, S.; O'Shea, A.; Craggs, J.G.; Price, D.D. and Staud, R. Brain Connectivity, 6, 1, 48-56 (2016)
    3. Altered resting state functional connectivity is correlated with fatigue and pain in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Boissoneault, J.; Letzen, J.; O’Shea, A.; Lai, S.; Robinson, M. and Staud, R. 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society Austin, Texas, United States May 11-13 (2016)
    4. Effects of Gardening on the Brain: a Preliminary fMRI Study Lai, S.; Ma, J.; Penman, C.; Ebner, N.; Tisher, C.; Nixon, S.J.; Guo, Y.; Diehl, L.; Prather, R. and Guy, C. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping Geneva, Switzerland June 26-30 (2016)


    1. Longitudinal Changes in Free-water within the Substantia Nigra of Parkinson’s Disease Ofori, E.; Pasternak, O.; Planetta, P.J.; Li, H.; Burciu, R.G.; Snyder, A.F.; Lai, S.; Okun, M.S. and Vaillancourt, D.E. Brain, 138, 2322-31 (2015)
    2. Clinical Value of Liver Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Overweight and Obese Patients Bril, F.; Ortiz‐Lopez, C.; Lomonaco, R.; Orsak, B.; Freckleton, M.; Chintapalli, K.; Hardies, J.; Lai, S.; Solano, F.; Tio, F. and Cusi, K. Liver International, 35, 9, 2139-46 (2015)
    3. Influence of Gardening on Brain Activity and Quality of Life of Healthy Women Penman, C.; Ma, J.; Diehl, E.; Nixon, S.J.; Prather, R.; Ebner, N.C.; Guo, Y.; Lai, S.; Tisher, C.C. and Guy, C.L. American Horticultural Therapy Association Annunal Meeting Portland, Oregon, United States November 9-11 (2015)
    4. Skeletal Muscle Perfusion Measured with Pseudo-continuous Arterial Spin Labeling MRI following Dorsiflexion Contractions Forbes, S.; Ma, J.; Walter, G.A.; Vandenborne, K. and Lai, S. Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 23rd Scientific Meeting Tornoto, Canada May 30-June 5 (2015)
    5. Resting Reginal Cerebral Blood Flow Abnormalities of Fronto-parietal Brain Areas in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Using Arterial Spin Labeling Craggs, J.; O’Shea, A.; Madhavan, R.; Lai, S. ; Price, D.; Robinson, M. and Staud, R. 34th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society Palm Springs, California, United States May 13-16 (2015)
    6. Influence of Gardening on the Brain Activity and Quality of Life of Healthy Women Penman, C.; Ma, J.; Diehl, E.; Nixon, S.J.; Ebner, N.; GuoY.; Tisher, C.; Lai, S. and Guy, C. American Horticultural Therapy Association Annual Conference Portland, Oregon, United States October 9-10 (2015)
    7. Abnormal Resting State Functional Connectivity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients: An Arterial Spin-Labeling fMRI Study Staud, R.; Lai, S.; Price, D.; Robinson, M.; Craggs, J. and Boissoneault, J. American College of Rheumatology 2015 Annual Meeting San Francisco, California, United States November 7-11 (2015)


    1. Cortical Thickness, Connectivity, and Cerebral Blood Flow in Osteoarthritis: Multimodal Imaging of Knee OA and Preliminary Findings of Ethnic Differences. Deutsch, G.; Lai, S.; Deshpande, H.; Chen, R.; Cruz, A.Y.; Sibille, K.T.; Bradley, L. and Fillingim, R. International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Meeting Buenos Aires, Argentina October 6-11 (2014)