Dr. Arenivas’ research interests have included the use of various neuroimaging modalities to better understand cognitive and functional outcomes in various neurological conditions. In graduate school, she studied the functional and structural connectivity of the default mode network following traumatic brain injury using fcMRI and DTI. During her postdoctoral fellowship, she extended this knowledge into pediatric sports-related concussion where she gained experience with task-related image processing in fMRI. Her current research interests focus primarily on identifying and improving neurocognitive and functional impairment related to pediatric demyelinating diseases, which include multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, neuromyelitis optica, and clinically isolated syndrome. She is collaborating with other Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers to develop neuroimaging biomarkers of these rare neuroimmunological conditions.