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  • Debra Lee Kaysen

    Debra Lee Kaysen

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health & Population Sciences) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Debra Kaysen received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri. She completed an internship at the University of Washington and continued there to complete an NIAAA-funded F32 to study the area of overlap between PTSD and alcohol use disorders. Dr. Kaysen joined the faculty at University of Washington in 2006 in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. While there she founded a program to develop and test more accessible interventions for individuals suffering from mental health symptoms following traumatic events. Dr. Kaysen joined the Stanford faculty in 2019.

    Dr. Kaysen’s area of specialty both in research and clinical work is in treatment of those who have experienced traumatic events including PTSD, mood and substance use disorders. She has conducted critical studies on bidirectional relationships between PTSD and alcohol use, and on the treatment of PTSD and/or substance use across a variety of populations (sexual minority women, Native Americans, young adult sexual assault survivors, active duty military) and in a variety of settings (the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, primary care, rural settings). Dr. Kaysen has been on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) since 2013 and is currently the ISTSS President-Elect. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the Department of Defense, and USAID.

  • Matthew Kendra

    Matthew Kendra

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Stigma, help-seeking, access to mental health services, and substance use

  • Christina Khan

    Christina Khan

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr. Christina Khan is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, gender and sexuality issues, and physician wellness. Dr. Khan has a special interest in treating vulnerable and under-resourced populations in the United States and abroad.

  • Jane P. Kim

    Jane P. Kim

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in the application of statistical methods to improve public mental health. My areas of expertise are the robustness of regression-based inference in randomized or non-randomized studies, methods for analyzing survival data subject to non-standard sampling schemes, and spatial statistics.