Faculty

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
(650) 498-7376
Ballinger-Swindells Endowed Professor in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
(650) 724-6573
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center
Associate Professor (Teaching) of Pediatrics (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Rachel L. and Walter F. Nichols, MD, Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology
Associate Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator)

Bio

Dr. Parker is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University where she directs the Social Neurosciences Research Program. Dr. Parker's research expertise is the biology of social functioning, with a particular interest in oxytocin and vasopressin signaling pathways. Her preclinical research program focuses on developing novel monkey models of social impairments; her clinical research program encompasses biomarker discovery and therapeutic testing in autism and other brain disorders. Dr. Parker received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and completed postdoctoral training at Stanford University. Dr. Parker joined the Stanford faculty in 2007. She is an Affiliate Scientist at the California National Primate Research Center, a Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and a Kavli Fellow of the US National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Parker’s research program has been supported by multiple funding agencies including the NIH, the Simons Foundation, NARSAD, and the Weston Havens Foundation. Dr. Parker serves on the Editorial Board of Psychoneuroendocrinology, the scientific advisory board for the Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children’s Hospital, and on various national (e.g., NIH and NSF) and international (e.g., Medical Research Council) grant review committees. She has also participated as an invited expert at NIH workshops focused on neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Parker was born in Boulder, CO and grew up in suburban Chicago, IL. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband (a high-tech executive), her three children, and two Australian shepherds.
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Howard C. Robbins Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Radiology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Systems Medicine), of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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