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Amit Etkin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The overarching aim of the Etkin lab is to understand the neural basis of emotional disorders and their treatment, with a particular emphasis on psychotherapy, and to leverage this knowledge to develop novel treatment interventions. Our investigation of psychopathology and treatment is organized around affective neuroscience of emotion regulation. We also use concurrent transcranial magnetic stimulation with fMRI to understand and manipulate activity in defined neural circuits in humans.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (VA Geriatric)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Humphreys researches interventions for substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. He focuses particularly on evaluating the outcomes of professionally-administered treatments and peer-operated self-help groups (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous), developing health services research-related applications for innovative qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and analyzing national mental health policy.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (VA Geriatric) at the Palo Alto Veteran's Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Maximizing the use of evidence-based practices and reducing unnecessary medical burden of psychiatric treatments for stress-related disorders.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research group works primarily on psychiatric program evaluation and the quality of health care. The studies focus heavily on health care programs and the context, process, outcome, and cost of care.
Craig S. Rosen
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My health services research aims at improving processes and outcomes of mental health care for people suffering from post-traumatic stress and other mental disorders.
My primary focus is improving processes and outcomes of VA services for veterans with PTSD and other psychiatric disorders. My second emphasis is using telemedicine technologies to expand access to effective mental health care. My third interest is evaluating mental health services following disasters.
Walton T. Roth
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Laboratory and ambulatory recording of physiological, responses to stressors in anxious and phobic patients.
Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Long-term treatment strategies for bipolar disorder, treatment for bipolar II disorder, use of treatment algorithms, and treatment of bipolar depression.
Dolores Gallagher Thompson
Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and, by courtesy, of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on evaluation of the efficacy of various psychosocial intervention programs to reduce distress in family caregivers of older adult relatives with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. These programs assess impact on a variety of physiological & psychological variables such as: cortisol level, depression, & anxiety. They are conducted with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and lingusitic backgrounds and are funded by the NIA & the Alzheimer's Assn.