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

Robert A. Kraft, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

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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

Research Interests

Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Brain; Cerebrovascular Circulation; Brain Mapping
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Contact Information

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

Email: bkraft@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Assessments of fatty infiltration and muscle atrophy from a single magnetic resonance image slice are not predictive of 3-dimensional measurements. Vidt ME, Santago AC II, Tuohy CJ, Poehling GG, Freehill MT, Kraft RA, Marsh AP, Hegedus EJ, Miller ME, Saul KR.. Arthroscopy. 2016;32(1):128-139.

Quantitative analysis of three-dimensional distribution and clustering of intramuscular fat in muscles of the rotator cuff. Santago AC II, Vidt ME, Tuohy CJ, Poehling GG, Freehill MT, Jordan JH, Kraft RA, Saul KR.. Ann Biomed Eng. 2016;44(7):2158-2167.

Multifractal analysis of information processing in hippocampal neural ensembles during working memory under Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol administration. Fetterhoff D, Opris I, Simpson SL, Deadwyler SA, Hampson RE, Kraft RA.. J Neurosci Methods. 2015;244():136-153.

Butorphanol suppression of histamine itch is mediated by nucleus accumbens and septal nuclei: a pharmacological fMRI study. Papoiu AD, Kraft RA, Coghill RC, Yosipovitch G.. J Invest Dermatol. 2015;135(2):560-568.

The effects of chronic alcohol self-administration in nonhuman primate brain networks. Telesford QK, Laurienti PJ, Davenport AT, Friedman DP, Kraft RA, Daunais JB.. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015;39(4):659-671.

The cerebral mechanism of scratching and its pleasurability in chronic itch [abstract]. Mochizuki H, Papoiu AD, Nattkemper LA, Lin A, Kraft R, Coghill R, Yosipovitch G.. J Invest Dermatol. 2015;135(Suppl 1):S32.

Long term sertraline effects on neural structures in depressed and nondepressed adult female nonhuman primates. Willard SL, Uberseder B, Clark A, Daunais JB, Johnston WD, Neely D, Massey A, Williamson JD, Kraft RA, Bourland JD, Jones SR, Shively CA.. Neuropharmacology. 2015;99():369-378.

Scratching induces overactivity in motor-related regions and reward system in chronic itch patients. Mochizuki H, Papoiu AD, Nattkemper LA, Lin AC, Kraft RA, Coghill RC, Yosipovitch G.. J Invest Dermatol. 2015;135(11):2814-2823.

Distinguishing cognitive state with multifractal complexity of hippocampal interspike interval sequences. Fetterhoff D, Kraft RA, Sandler RA, Opris I, Sexton CA, Marmarelis VZ, Hampson RE, Deadwyler SA.. Front Syst Neurosci. 2015;9():130.

Brain mechanisms supporting violated expectations of pain. Zeidan F, Lobanov OV, Kraft RA, Coghill RC.. Pain. 2015;156(9):1772-1785.

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

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

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

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

Dose equations for shift-variant CT acquisition modes using variable pitch, tube current, and aperture, and the meaning of their associated CTDIvol. Dixon RL, Boone JM, Kraft RA.. Med Phys. 2014;41(11):111906.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acute effect of a high nitrate diet on brain perfusion in older adults. 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.. Nitric Oxide. 2011;24(1):34-42.

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

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

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

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

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]. Papoiu A, Coghill R, Kraft R, Yosipovitch G.. Acta Derm Venereol. 2011;91(5):623.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acute effect of a high nitrate diet on brain perfusion in older adults [abstract]. 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.. Free Radic Biol Med. 2010;49(Suppl 1):S119-S120.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Robert A. Kraft, Ph.D.

Robert A. Kraft, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

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