Advancing Science

Our Researchers

(listed alphabetically)

Daniel Abrams, PhD

Neurobiological foundations of language impairment

Steven Adelsheim, MD

Early intervention for child/adolescent mental health issues

Ronald Albucher, MD

College/University Student Mental Health

Bruce Arnow, PhD

Mood Disorders Center

Jacob Ballon, MD, MPH

Outcomes research in schizophrenia and psychotic disorders

Kevin Beier, PhD

Frederick Bennett, MD

Rebecca Bernert, PhD

Science of Suicide Prevention

Michele Berk, PhD

Treatment of suicidal and self-harm behavior in adolescents

Cara Bohon, PhD

Neural Bases of Eating Disorders and Obesity

Weidong Cai, PhD

Michelle Cao, DO

Central sleep apnea and respiratory assist devices for sleep apnea treatment

Sundari Chetty, PhD

Chetty Lab

Victoria Cosgrove, PhD

Luis DeLecea, PhD

Neurobiology of Brain States

Charles DeBattista, DMH, MD

Depression Research Clinic

Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD

Deisseroth Lab

Amit Etkin, MD, PhD

Etkin Lab

Kara Fitzpatrick, PhD

Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD

Molecular Neuroimaging and Neuropsycho-pharmacology of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, ABPP

Stanford Geriatric Education Center

Anda Gershon, PhD

Scott Hall, PhD, BCBA-D

Applied Behavior Analysis Lab

Joachim Hallmayer, MD

Genetics, iPSCs and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Kate Hardy, ClinPsychD

Chris Hayward, MD, MPH

David Hong, MD

Imaging-Genetics and Sex Differences Research

Hadi Hosseini, PhD

Keith Humphreys, PhD

Addictions and Health Policy

Booil Jo, PhD

Latent variable and causal modeling approaches to study treatment response heterogeneity

Shashank Joshi, MD

School Mental Health; School-based Suicide Prevention; Culture and Psychiatry; Community-based Participatory Research

Christina Khan, MD, PhD

Global mental health, Risk and resilience in vulnerable populations

Jane Kim, PhD

Clete Kushida, MD, PhD

Center for Human Sleep Research

Claudine Laurent, MD

Laura Lazzeroni, PhD

Anna Lembke, MD

Stanford Addiction Medicine Program (SAMP)

David Lyons, PhD

Behavioral Neuroscience

Jose Maldonado, MD, FAPM

Rob Malenka, MD, PhD

Nancy Friend Pritzker Laboratory

Mark McGovern, PhD

Shefali Miller, MD

Michael J. Ostacher, MD, MPH, MMSc

Stanford/VA Bipolar and Depression Research Program

Sarah Ordaz, PhD

Jennifer Phillips, PhD

Lisa Post, PhD

Shaozheng Qin, PhD

Douglas Rait, PhD

Therapeutic alliance in couples therapy, training outcomes in the Biodesign innovation process

Thalia Robakis, MD, PhD

Biology of perinatal mood disorders

Laura Roberts, MD, MA

Roberts Ethics Laboratory

Athena Robinson, PhD

Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD

Translational Therapeutics Lab

Joseph Ruzek, PhD

Srikanth Ryali, PhD

Machine Learning and Signal Processing Methods for Neuroimaging

Debra Safer, MD

Manish Saggar, PhD

Brain Dynamics Lab

Alan Schatzberg, MD

Mood Disorders Center

Nirao Shah, MD, PhD

Manpreet Singh, MD, MS

Pediatric Emotion And Resilience Lab

Hugh Brent Solvason, PhD, MD

David Spiegel, MD

Center On Stress and Health

Keith Sudheimer, PhD

Ranak Trivedi, PhD

Mickey Trockel, MD, PhD

Nolan Williams, MD

Helen Wilson, PhD

Matthew Wright, MD

Jong Yoon, MD

Yoon Lab

Jamie Zeitzer, PhD

Circadian Research Laboratory

Research Initiatives

Computational Neuroscience and the Quantitative Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Small Grant Program

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Small Grant Program, launched in 2015, was designed to promote research and collaborative scholarly projects advancing the academic interests of our faculty and the strategic themes of our department.

Clinical & Translational Neurosciences Incubator

A primary emphasis of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is to develop outstanding academic and mental healthcare system leaders who will lead mental health research, education and clinical excellence in the 21st century. The Incubator Initiative engages faculty experts across the Department who offer guidance and advise advice targeted to early-career investigators and scholars. 

Research in our Divisions

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development

The mission of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development is advancing science through exploration of psychopathology in children and adolescents; psychotherapy process and outcomes; early childhood stress/trauma; and psychological adjustment. The goal is to increase our understanding of the pathophysiology of youth mental health concerns including mood, eating, childhood medical, anxiety, and autism and related disorders using innovative translational approaches ranging from stem cell research to imaging and clinical trials.

Division of General Psychiatry and Psychology

The Division of General Psychiatry and Psychology encompasses a dynamic array of research topics from the immunological response to stress to digital platforms for dementia caregivers across the world.  All of the research in this division is united by a drive, desire, and dedication to understanding the mechanisms – biologic, neurologic, environmental, and more – that affect an individual’s mental health and to determine if interventions can help impacted individuals.

Division of Inter-disciplinary Brain Sciences

The Division for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences (DIBS) is dedicated to research that will improve the lives and well being of individuals with disorders of the brain through identification and measurement of genetic and environmental risk factors, comprehensive evaluation of cognitive and behavioral functions, multi-modal imaging of the living brain, and the design of innovative, disease-specific treatment trials using pharmacological, behavioral, and imaging-based approaches.

Division of Public Mental Health and Population Sciences

The focus of the Division of Public Mental Health and Population Sciences is to enhance the well-being of the general population and the optimal care of distinct and special populations by bridging the fields of psychiatry, epidemiology, ethics, and policy.

Division of Sleep Medicine

The overarching goal of the Division of Sleep Medicine is to advance our understanding of sleep and sleep disorders and translate that knowledge into improved patient care.  Because sleep encompasses some of the greatest remaining mysteries in the biological sciences, breakthroughs in this area will constitute significant advances in human health this century.  The Division of Sleep Medicine has a robust, multi-disciplinary research program comprised of ten distinct labs with diverse areas of focus.

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