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Robert A. Kraft, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Robert A. Kraft, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,




Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1179 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: bkraft@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 1999

Memberships

  • Int'L Soc.Of Magnetic Resonanc
Robert A. Kraft, Ph.D.

Robert A. Kraft, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sticht Center on Aging
Center for Diabetes Research
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

aging, cognition/learning, fitness/physical, instrument development, medical technology/devices, model development

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1179 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: bkraft@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Lobanov OV, Zeidan F, McHaffie JG, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. From cue to meaning: brain mechanisms supporting the construction of expectations of pain. Pain. 2014;155(1):129-136.

Zeidan F, Martucci KT, Kraft RA, McHaffie JG, Coghill RC. Neural correlates of mindfulness meditation-related anxiety relief. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2014;9(6):751-759.

Papoiu AD, Emerson NM, Patel TS, Kraft RA, Valdes-Rodriguez R, Nattkemper LA, Coghill RC, Yosipovitch G. Voxel-based morphometry and arterial spin labeling fMRI reveal neuropathic and neuroplastic features of brain processing of itch in end-stage-renal-disease. J Neurophysiol. 2014;112(7):1729-1738.

Zeidan F, Emerson NM, Farris S, Ray J, Jung Y, Kraft RA, McHaffie JG, Coghill RC. Neural mechanisms supporting mindfulness-based pain relief as compared to placebo analgesia [abstract]. In: 9th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium. 2014;():.

Fetterhoff D, Opris I, Simpson SL, Deadwyler SA, Hampson RE, Kraft RA. Multifractal analysis of information processing in hippocampal neural ensembles during working memory under delta-tetrahydrocannabinol administration. J Neurosci Methods. 2014;():.


Zeidan F, Lobanov OV, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. Brain mechanisms evaluating the discordance between expectated and experienced pain [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 14th World Congress on Pain; 2012 Aug 27-31; Milan (Italy). 2013;():PT 502.

Papoiu AD, Nattkemper L, Kraft R, Coghill R, Yosipovitch G. Differential effect of butorphanol on histamine itch, cowhage itch and heat pain sensitivity. A combined psychophysical and neuroimaging study [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2013;133(Suppl 1):S188.

Lobanov OV, Quevedo AS, Hadsel MS, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. Frontoparietal mechanisms supporting attention to location and intensity of painful stimuli. Pain. 2013;154(9):1758-1768.

Telesford QK, Laurienti PJ, Friedman DP, Kraft RA, Daunais JB. The effects of alcohol on the nonhuman primate brain: a network science approach to neuroimaging. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013;37(11):1891-1900.

Papoiu AD, Nattkemper LA, Sanders KM, Kraft RA, Chan YH, Coghill RC, Yosipovitch G. Brain's reward circuits mediate itch relief. A functional MRI study of active scratching. PLoS One. 2013;8(12):e82389.

Papoiu ADP, Coghill RC, Kraft RA, Wang H, Yosipovitch G. A tale of two itches. Common features and notable differences in brain activation evoked by cowhage and histamine induced itch. Neuroimage. 2012;59(4):3611-3623.

Telesford QK, Davenport AT, Kraft RA, Laurienti PJ, Daunais JB. Dynamic changes in the brain due to acute ethanol exposure in non-human primate brain networks [abstract]. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012;36(Suppl 1):268A.

Pollock JM, Whitlow CT, Simonds J, Stevens EA, Kraft RA, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA. Response of arteriovenous malformations to gamma knife therapy evaluated with pulsed arterial spin-labeling MRI perfusion. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011;196(1):15-22.

Presley TD, Morgan AR, Bechtold E, Clodfelter W, Dove RW, Jennings JM, Kraft RA, King SB, Laurienti PJ, Rejeski WJ, Burdette JH, Kim-Shapiro DB, Miller GD. Acute effect of a high nitrate diet on brain perfusion in older adults. Nitric Oxide. 2011;24(1):34-42.

Papoiu AD, Coghill R, Banari L, Kraft R, Yosipovitch G. Functional MRI investigations of brain processing of itch sensation in end-stage-renal-disease patients with chronic pruritus [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2011;131(Suppl 1):S91.

Zeidan F, Martucci KT, Kraft RA, Gordon NS, McHaffie JG, Coghill RC. Brain mechanisms supporting the modulation of pain by mindfulness meditation. J Neurosci. 2011;31(14):5540-5548.

Miller G, Tennille P, Morgan A, Rejeski WJ, King SB, Jennings J, Kraft R, Laurienti P, Burdette J, Kim-Shapiro D. Acute effect of a high nitrate diet on brain perfusion in older adults [abstract]. Nitric Oxide. 2011;24(Suppl):S28.

Tan H, Hoge WS, Hamilton CA, Gunther M, Kraft RA. 3D GRASE PROPELLER: improved image acquisition technique for arterial spin labeling perfusion imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2011;66(1):168-173.

Papoiu A, Coghill R, Kraft R, Yosipovitch G. Differential processing of cowhage and histamine itch in health and disease. Insights into brain processing of chronic pruritus revealed by arterial spin labeling FMRI [abstract]. Acta Derm Venereol. 2011;91(5):623.

Ding X, Singh R, Burke A, Hatcher H, Olson J, Kraft RA, Schmid M, Carroll D, Bourland JD, Akman S, Torti FM, Torti SV. Development of iron-containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes for MR-guided laser-induced thermotherapy. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2011;6(8):1341-1352.

Daunais JB, Davenport AT, Brunett EJ, Maxey VM, Trimnal MW, Dolson EP, Clissold KA, Kraft RA, Friedman DP. Impact of chronic ethanol self-administration on white matter in vervet monkey brain: a diffusion tensor imaging study [abstract]. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011;35(6 Suppl):125A.

Telesford QK, Wyatt CL, Kraft RA, Friedman DP, Laurienti PJ, Daunais JB. The effects of acute and chronic ethanol exposure in nonhuman primate brain networks [abstract]. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011;35(6 Suppl):126A.

Zeidan F, McHaffie J, Kraft R, Martucci K, Coghill R. Brain mechanisms associated with meditation-induced regulation of anxiety [abstract]. In: Human Brain Mapping 17th Annual Meeting Abstracts; 2011 June 26-30; Quebec City (Canada). 2011;():391.

Papoiu A, Coghill R, Banari L, Kraft R, Yosipovitch G. Insights into brain processing of acute and chronic itch revealed by arterial spin labeled MRI [abstract]. In: Human Brain Mapping 17th Annual Meeting Abstracts; 2011 June 26-30; Quebec City (Canada). 2011;():614.

Daunais JB, Kraft RA, Davenport AT, Burnett EJ, Maxey VM, Szeliga KT, Rau AR, Flory GS, Hemby SE, Friedman DP, et al. MRI-guided dissection of the nonhuman primate brain: a case study. Methods. 2010;50(3):199-204.

Burdette JH, Laurienti PJ, Espeland MA, Morgan A, Telesford Q, Vechlekar CD, Hayasaka S, Jennings JM, Katula JA, Kraft RA, Rejeski WJ. Using network science to evaluate exercise-associated brain changes in older adults. Front Aging Neurosci. 2010;2():article 23.

Lobanov O, Quevedo A, Kraft R, Coghill R. Brain mechanisms supporting attention to sensory features of pain [abstract]. In: 16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping; 2010 June 6-10; Barcelona (Spain). 2010;():1431.

Hamilton CA, Jordan JH, Kraft RA, Hundley WG. Noninterleaved velocity encodings for improved temporal and spatial resolution in phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2010;34(4):570-574.

Yosipovitch G, Papoiu AD, Coghill RC, Wang H, Kraft RA. A comparative fMRI study of brain activation patterns induced by cowhage and histamine itch in atopic eczema patients vs. healthy subjects [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2010;130(Suppl 1):S56.

Telesford QK, Morgan AR, Hayasaka S, Simpson SL, Barret W, Kraft RA, Mozolic JL, Laurienti PJ. Reproducibility of graph metrics in fMRI networks. Front Neuroinform. 2010;4():117.

Presley TD, Morgan A, Bechtold E, Clodfelter W, Dove RW, Jennings JM, Kraft RA, King SB, Laurenti PJ[sic] [Laurienti PJ], Rejeski WJ, Burdette JH, Kim-Shapiro DB, Miller GD. Acute effect of a high nitrate diet on brain perfusion in older adults [abstract]. Free Radic Biol Med. 2010;49(Suppl 1):S119-S120.

Hoge WS, Tan H, Kraft RA. Robust EPI Nyquist ghost elimination via spatial and temporal encoding. Magn Reson Med. 2010;64(6):1781-1791.

Zeidan F, Martucci KT, Kraft RA, McHaffie JG, Gordon NS, Coghill RC. Brain mechanisms associated with meditation related pain relief [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2010;2010(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Hadsel MS, Quevedo A, Oshiro Y, Houle TT, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. Effect of anxiety-proneness on nucleus accumbens activity during noxious stimulation: a psychophysical and functional magnetic resonance imaging study [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2010;2010(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Zeidan F, Martucci KT, Kraft RA, McHaffie JG, Gordon NS, Coghill RC. Activation of pain modulatory brain regions following brief meditation training [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 13th World Congress on Pain; 2010 Aug 29 - Sept 2; Montreal, Quebec (Canada). 2010;():abstr 441.

Lobanov OV, Quevedo AS, Hadsel MS, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. Brain mechanisms engaged by discrimination of sensory features of pain [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 13th World Congress on Pain; 2010 Aug 29 - Sept 2; Montreal, Quebec (Canada). 2010;():abstr 237.

Peiffer AM, Hugenschmidt CE, Maldjian JA, Casavona R, Srikanth R, Hayasaka S, Burdette JH, Kraft RA, Laurienti PJ. Aging and the interaction of sensory cortical function and structure. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009;30(1):228-240.

Pollock JM, Deibler AR, Whitlow CT, Tan H, Kraft RA, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA. Hypercapnia-induced cerebral hyperperfusion: an underrecognized clinical entity. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009;30(2):378-385.

Maldjian JA, Baer AH, Kraft RA, Laurienti PJ, Burdette JH. Fully automated processing of fMRI data in SPM: from MRI scanner to PACS. Neuroinformatics. 2009;7(1):57-72.

Tan H, Maldjian JA, Pollock JM, Burdette JH, Yang LY, Deibler AR, Kraft RA. A fast, effective filtering method for improving clinical pulsed arterial spin labeling MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009;29(5):1134-1139.

Pollock JM, Tan H, Kraft RA, Whitlow CT, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA. Arterial spin-labeled MR perfusion imaging: clinical applications. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2009;17(2):315-338.

Pollock JM, Whitlow CT, Tan H, Kraft RA, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA. Pulsed arterial spin-labeled MR imaging evaluation of tuberous sclerosis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009;30(4):815-820.

Hadsel M, Quevedo A, Oshiro Y, Houle T, Schmidt J, Stapleton J, Kraft R, Coghill R. Interrelationships between anxiety proneness and central autonomic processing during pain: a psychophysical and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study [abstract]. J Pain. 2009;10(4 Suppl 1):S27.

Hugenschmidt CE, Mozolic JL, Tan H, Kraft RA, Laurienti PJ. Age-related increase in cross-sensory noise in resting and steady-state cerebral perfusion. Brain Topogr. 2009;21(3-4):241-251.

Wilson TW, Godwin DW, Czoty PW, Nader MA, Kraft RA, Buchheimer NC, Daunais JB. A MEG investigation of somatosensory processing in the rhesus monkey. Neuroimage. 2009;46(4):998-1003.

Addicott MA, Yang LL, Peiffer AM, Burnett LR, Burdette JH, Chen MY, Hayasaka S, Kraft RA, Maldjian JA, Laurienti PJ. The effect of daily caffeine use on cerebral blood flow: how much caffeine can we tolerate?. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009;30(10):3102-3114.

Rylander MN, Fisher J, Buchanan C, Szot C, Whitney J, Kraft R, Torti S, Burke A, Ding X. Controlling heat shock protein expression in laser cancer therapy using multi-walled carbon nanotubes [abstract]. Lasers Surg Med. 2009;(Suppl 21):5-6.

Yelle MD, Oshiro Y, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. Temporal filtering of nociceptive information by dynamic activation of endogenous pain modulatory systems. J Neurosci. 2009;29(33):10264-71.

Ishiuji Y, Coghill RC, Patel TS, Oshiro Y, Kraft RA, Yosipovitch G. Distinct patterns of brain activity evoked by histamine-induced itch reveal an association with itch intensity and disease severity in atopic dermatitis. Br J Dermatol. 2009;161(5):1072-1080.

Oshiro Y, Quevedo AS, McHaffie JG, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. Brain mechanisms supporting discrimination of sensory features of pain: a new model. J Neurosci. 2009;29(47):14924-1431.

Papoiu ADP, Coghill RC, Wang H, Kraft RA, Yosipovitch G. A tale of two itches: common features and notable differences in brain activation revealed in a comparative fMRI study of cowhage and histamine induced itch [abstract]. Acta Derm Venereol. 2009;89(6):692.

Burke A, Singh R, Kraft RA, Levi-Polyachenko N, Hatcher HC, D'Agostino R Jr, Kock ND, Carroll DL, Akman S, Torti FM, Torti SV, et al. Long-term survival following a single treatment of kidney tumors with multiwalled carbon nanotubes and near-infrared radiation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106(31):12897-902.

Terry J, Chen H, Underhill H, Kouba E, Carr J, Kraft R, Yuan C, Hatsukami T, Crouse J. Segment-specific response to atherosclerosis within the carotid arteries detected using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) [abstract]. Atheroscler Suppl. 2009;10(2):Abstr 610.

Hairston WD, Hodges DA, Casanova R, Hayasaka S, Kraft R, Maldjian JA, Burdette JH. Closing the mind's eye: deactivation of visual cortex related to auditory task difficulty. Neuroreport. 2008;19(2):151-154.

Hugenschmidt CE, Peiffer AM, Kraft RA, Casanova R, Deibler AR, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA, Laurienti PJ. Relating imaging indices of white matter integrity and volume in healthy older adults. Cereb Cortex. 2008;18(2):433-442.

Pollock JM, Deibler AR, West TG, Burdette JH, Kraft RA, Maldjian JA. Arterial spin-labeled magnetic resonance imaging in hyperperfused seizure focus: a case report. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2008;32(2):291-292.

Casanova R, Ryali S, Serences J, Yang L, Kraft R, Laurienti PJ, Maldjian JA. The impact of temporal regularization on estimates of the BOLD hemodynamic response function: a comparative analysis. Neuroimage. 2008;40(4):1606-1618.

Ishiuji Y, Coghill RC, Patel T, Kraft RA, Oshiro Y, Yosipovitch G. The brain processing of scratching in patients with atopic eczema [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2008;128(Suppl 1):S13.

Maldjian JA, Laurienti PJ, Burdette JH, Kraft RA. Clinical implementation of spin-tag perfusion magnetic resonance imaging. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2008;32(3):403-406.

Hudson JE, Hodges S, Kraft R, Harrison B, Atala A. Catheterless MRI cystogram using iron nanoparticles--a pilot study [abstract]. J Urol. 2008;179(4 Suppl):729.

Underhill HR, Yuan C, Terry JG, Chen H, Espeland MA, Kraft R, Carr JJ, Maldjian J, Tang R, Crouse JR III, et al. Differences in carotid arterial morphology and composition between individuals with and without obstructive coronary artery disease: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2008;10(1):article 31.

Yosipovitch G, Ishiuji Y, Patel TS, Hicks MI, Oshiro Y, Kraft RA, Winnicki E, Coghill RC. The brain processing of scratching. J Invest Dermatol. 2008;128(7):1806-1811.

Deibler AR, Pollock JM, Kraft RA, Tan H, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA. Arterial spin-labeling in routine clinical practice, part 2: hypoperfusion patterns. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008;29(7):1235-1241.

Deibler AR, Pollock JM, Kraft RA, Tan H, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA. Arterial spin-labeling in routine clinical practice, part 1: technique and artifacts. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008;29(7):1228-1234.

Pollock JM, Whitlow CT, Deibler AR, Tan H, Burdette JH, Kraft RA, Maldjian JA. Anoxic injury-associated cerebral hyperperfusion identified with arterial spin-labeled MR imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008;29(7):1302-1307.

Hadsel M, Quevedo A, Oshiro Y, Kraft R, Coghill R. Anxiety-proneness modulates pain-induced brain activation: insights from an independent component analysis (ICA) [abstract]. J Pain. 2008;9(4 Suppl 1):P11.

Pollock JM, Deibler AR, Burdette JH, Kraft RA, Tan H, Evans AB, Maldjian JA. Migraine associated cerebral hyperperfusion with arterial spin-labeled MR imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008;29(8):1494-1497.

Deibler AR, Pollock JM, Kraft RA, Tan H, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA. Arterial spin-labeling in routine clinical practice, part 3: hyperperfusion patterns. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008;29(8):1428-1435.

Hemby SE, Hanlon CA, Horman B, Sikoski P, Daunais J, Kraft R, Porrino LJ. MRI assessment of chronic antipsychotic administration in rhesus monkeys [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2008;2008(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Mozolic JL, Joyner D, Hugenschmidt CE, Peiffer AM, Kraft RA, Maldjian JA, Laurienti PJ. Cross-modal deactivations during modality-specific selective attention. BMC Neurol. 2008;8():article 35.

Hadsel MS, Quevedo A, Oshiro Y, Houle TT, McHaffie JG, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. Precuneus/posterior cingulate cortex activity in experimental pain--a functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI) study [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 12th World Congress on Pain [on CD]. 2008;():PF 139.

Oshiro Y, Quevedo AS, McHaffie JG, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. Brain mechanisms supporting spatial discrimination of pain. J Neurosci. 2007;27(13):3388-3394.

Patel TS, Ishiuji Y, Coghill RC, Hicks MI, Kraft RA, Oshiro Y, Winnicki E, Yosipovitch G. The activation of brain networks during scratching [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2007;127(Suppl 1):S6.

Hadsel M, Oshiro Y, Quevedo A, Kraft R, Coghill R. Relationship between anxiety, perceived pain and pain-related brain activation [abstract]. J Pain. 2007;8(4 Suppl):S15.

Daunais JB, Liu W, Wyatt CL, Szeliga KT, Buchheimer NC, Gage HD, Kraft RA, Friedman DP. Ethanol-induced volume changes in Macaque brain [abstract]. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007;31(6 Suppl):147A.

Ishiuji Y, Patel T, Coghill RC, Hicks MI, Kraft R, Oshiro Y, Winnicki E, Yosipovitch G. The activation of brain networks during scratching [abstract]. Acta Derm Venereol. 2007;87(5):475-476.

Ishiuji Y, Coghill RC, Patel T, Kraft RA, Oshiro Y, Yosipovitch G. Itch-related brain activity in patients with atopic eczema [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2007;127(Suppl 1):S8.

Ishiuji Y, Coghill RC, Patel T, Kraft RA, Oshiro Y, Yosipovitch G. The brain processing of pruritis in atopic dermatitis [abstract]. Acta Derm Venereol. 2007;87(Suppl 5):476.

Martucci KT, Coghill RC, Kraft RA. A new spin on chronic pain imaging: quantitative perfusion imaging using arterial spin labeling MRI [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2006;2006(Abstr Viewer):.

Hadsel MS, Quevedo A, Oshiro Y, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. fMRI studies of pain: not all baseline periods are equal [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2006;2006(Abstr Viewer):.

Yelle MD, Kraft R, Oshiro Y, Coghill RC. Neural correlates of offset analgesia [abstract]. Neuroimage. 2006;31(Suppl 1):S179.

Oshiro Y, Quevedo AS, McHaffie JG, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. Brain mechanisms supporting intensity discrimination and memory of pain [abstract]. Neuroimage. 2006;31(Suppl 1):S179.

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