Ho Ming Chow

Ho Ming Chow

PhD Program Co-Director
Associate Professor

Office Location:
517 Tower at STAR

Research Interests

  • Fluency and motor speech disorders 
  • Neural correlates of speech and language processing 
  • Imaging genetics 
  • Neuroimaging method development 
  • Epilepsy

Honors, Awards, Major Professional Offices Held

  • 2019 – 2020 Delaware Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Grant (Role: PI) 
  • 2019 – 2021 Delaware INBRE Pilot Grant (Role: co-I) 
  • 2017 Meritorious Poster Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
  • 2016 NIDCD Early Career Research (ECR) Award R21 (Role: PI) 
  • 2015 NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence 
  • 2009 – 2014 NIH Visiting Fellow Award 2008 Organization for Human Brain Mapping Travel Award 
  • 2005 – 2008 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics and Scientists 
  • 1997– 1999 University of Hong Kong Postgraduate Studentship


Chow HM, Garnett EO, Li H, Etchell A, Sepulcre J, Drayna D., Chugani D., Chang SE. (2020). Linking lysosomal enzyme targeting genes and energy metabolism with altered gray matter volume in children with persistent stuttering. Neurobiology of Language, 1(3): 365:380.

25. Benito-Aragón C, Gonzalez-Sarmiento R, Liddell T, Diez I, d'Oleire Uquillas F, Ortiz-Terán L, Bueichekú E, Chow HM, Chang SE, Sepulcre J. Neurofilament-lysosomal genetic intersections in the cortical network of stuttering (2020). Progress in Neurobiology, 184:101718.

24. Garnett EG, Chow HM, Chang SE (2019). Neuroanatomical correlates of childhood stuttering: MRI indices of white and gray matter development that differentiate eventual persistence versus recovery. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

23. Li H, Chow HM, Chugani DC, Chugani HT (2018). Minimal number of gradient directions for robust measurement of spherical mean diffusion weighted signal. Magnetic resonance imaging.

22. Song J, Chow HM, Nikam R, Kandula V, Choudhary AK, Li H (2019). Reproducibility of axonal water fraction derived from the spherical mean diffusion weighted signal. Magnetic resonance imaging, 63:49-54.

21. Li H, Nikam R, Kandula V, Chow HM, Choudhary AK (2019). Comparison of NODDI and spherical mean signal for measuring intra-neurite volume fraction. Magnetic resonance imaging, 57:151-155.

20. Li H, Chow HM, Chugani DC, Chugani H (2019). Linking spherical mean diffusion weighted signal with intra-axonal volume fraction. Magnetic resonance imaging, 57:75-82.

19. Chang SE, Garnett EO, Etchell A, Chow HM (2018). Functional and Neuroanatomical Bases of Developmental Stuttering: Current Insights. The Neuroscientist, doi: 10.1177/1073858418803594.

18. Garnett EO, Chow HM, Nieto-Castañón, Tourville J, Guenther FH, Chang SE (2018). Brain, 141(9): 2670-2684

17. Li H, Chow HM, Chugani DC, Chugani H (2018). Minimal number of gradient directions for robust measurement of spherical mean diffusion weighted signal. Magnetic resonance imaging, 54:148-152.

16. Etchell A, Adhikari A, Weinberg LS, Choo AL, Garnett EO, Chow HM, Chang SE (2018). A systematic literature review of sex differences in childhood language and brain development. Neuropsychologia, 114:19-31.

15. Chow HM, Chang SE (2017). White-matter developmental trajectories associated with persistence and recovery of childhood stuttering. Human Brain Mapping. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23590.

14. Chang SE, Angstadt M, Chow HM, Etchell AC, Garnett EO, Choo AL, Kessler D, Welsh RC, Sripada C (2018). Anomalous network architecture of the resting brain in children who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 55:46-67.

13. Chang SE, Chow HM, Wieland EA, McAuley JD (2016). Relation between functional connectivity and rhythm discrimination in children who do and do not stutter. NeuroImage Clinical,

12 :442-450. 12. Raza M, Domingues C, Webster R, Sainz E, Paris E, Rahn R, Gutierrez J, Chow HM, Mundorff J, Kang C, Riaz N, Khan S, Basra A, Braun A, Riazuddin S, Drayna D (2015). Mucolipidosis Types II and III and non-syndromic stuttering are associated with different variants in the same genes. European Journal of Human Genetics, 24(4):529-34.

11. Liu S, Erkkinen MG, Healey ML, Xu Y, Swett KE, Chow HM, Braun AR (2015). Brain activity and connectivity during poetry composition: Toward a multidimensional model of the creative process. Human Brain Mapping, 36(9): 3351-72.

10. Chow HM, Mar, RA, Xu Y, Liu S, Wagage, S, Braun AR (2015). Personal experience with narrated events modulates functional connectivity within visual and motor systems during story comprehension. Human Brain Mapping, 36(4):1494-505.

09. Xu Y, Tong Y, Liu S, Chow HM, AbdulSabur NY, Mattay GS, Braun AR (2014). Denoising the speaking brain: toward a robust technique for correcting artifact-contaminated fMRI data under severe motion. Neuroimage, 103, 33-47.

08. AbdulSabur NY, Xu Y, Liu S, Chow HM, Baxter M, Carson J, Braun AR (2014). Neural correlates and network connectivity underlying narrative production and comprehension: a combined fMRI and PET study. Cortex, 57, 107-27.

07. Chow HM, Mar RA, Xu Y, Liu S, Wagage S, Braun AR (2014). Embodied comprehension of Stories: Interactions between language regions and modality-specific neural systems. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(2): 279-295.

06. Chow HM, Horovitz SG, Carr WS, Picchioni, D, Coddington N, Fukunaga M, Xu Y, Balkin TJ, Duyn JH, Braun AR (2013). Rhythmic alternating patterns of brain activity distinguish rapid eye movement sleep from other states of consciousness. Proceeding of the National Academy of Science USA, 110(25), 10300-10305.

05. Liu S, Chow HM, Xu Y, Erkkinen MG, Swett KE, Eagle MW, Rizik-Baer DA, Braun AR (2012). Neural correlates of lyrical improvisation: An fMRI study of freestyle rap. Scientific Reports, 2:834.

04. Chow HM, Kaup B, Raabe M, Greenlee MW (2008). Evidence of fronto-temporal interactions for strategic inference processes during language comprehension, NeuroImage, 40(2), 940–954.

03. Courtney AJ, Chow HM (2001). A study of the discriminability of foot symbols, Ergonomics, 44(3), 328-338.

02. Courtney AJ, Chow HM (2001). Ergonomic considerations in designing tactile guide paths for the blind, Asian Journal of Ergonomics, 2(1), 1-11. 0

1. Courtney AJ, Chow HM (2000). A study of tile design for tactile guide pathways, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 25, 693-698.