Richard Bido-Medina

M.D., Ph.D. Candidate


Richard O. Bidó-Medina received his ‘Doctor of Medicine’ (M.D.) degree from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He joined the Neuroscience Program of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Fall 2014, when he obtained the Fulbright Scholarship of the USA Department of State.

Research Interests

Understanding the neural correlates of neurological and psychiatric disorders by utilizing neuroimaging techniques in order to improve their diagnosis and treatment. 

Research Description

During my PhD at Illinois, I have been mostly devoted to the implementation of innovative behavioral, neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques (e.g., clinical and neuropsych assessments, MRI-VBM, fMRI connectomics, EEG), in order to better understand the neural mechanisms of both neurological and psychiatric conditions. I use the RDoC approach along with these advanced techniques to study cognitive flexibility in psychiatric populations, particularly with patients suffering from depression and anxiety.


M.D. at Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo.