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Maryam S. Makowski, PhD, FACN
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bio Maryam S. Makowski, PhD, FACN is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Makowski has particular expertise in nutrition and is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. The focus of her current work is reducing fatigue and improving mood and cognitive performance of professionals with high cognitive demands. As the Associate Director of Scholarship and Health Promotion of Stanford Medicine WellMD & WellPhD, Dr. Makowski leads initiatives at that promote personal well-being, self-care and culture of wellness among clinicians at Stanford Medicine.
Dr. Makowski is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American and Canadian Nutrition Societies, and American Nutrition Association. She completed her masters and doctoral studies in clinical nutrition, nutritional epidemiology and medical science at University of Toronto in Canada. Prior to joining Stanford, she served as a scientific associate at Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network in Toronto, and as an advisor to Air Canada Rouge pilots and cabin crew on optimal nutrition. Over the course of her career, she has authored many highly cited scientific papers on nutrition and clinician well-being.
Jose R. Maldonado, MD, FAPM
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult) and, by courtesy, of Emergency Medicine and of Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center and, by courtesy, of Law
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Pathophysiology and Management of Delirium, Acute Brain Failure and Cognitive Impairment, Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury, Factitious Disorder & Munchausen's Syndrome, Cultural Diversity in Medical Care, Psychiatric Complications of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Conversion Disorder, Depression in the Medically Ill, Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Rachel Manber, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1) Insomnia during pregnancy
2) Acupuncture for chronic low back pain
Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bio Johnna Medina, PhD, is a Clinical Instructor at Stanford medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, where she is an attending psychologist in the Addiction Medicine/Dual-Diagnosis Clinic and continues to collaborate on research projects evaluating mind-body interrelationships (e.g., stress and health) and interventions (e.g., hypnosis, yoga). Dr. Medina earned her bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Art Practice at Stanford University (2009) and her PhD in Clinical Psychology at UT Austin (2017). Her dissertation research focused on exercise and yoga-based interventions for targeting anxiety-related risk and maintenance factors underlying addictive behaviors. She returned to Stanford to complete her postdoctoral research fellowship (2017-2019) as a T32 scholar working under Dr. David Spiegel in the Center on Stress and Health Lab.
Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bio Dr. Miner is a licensed clinical psychologist and epidemiologist.
He uses experimental and observational studies to improve the ability to conversational artificial intelligence (AI) to recognize and respond to health issues.
He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) before joining the Department of Psychiatry as an Instructor and being awarded a Mentored Career Development Award (KL2) through Spectrum and the NIH. He completed a Masters in Epidemiology and Clinical Research from Stanford Department of of Epidemiology and Population Health.
Dr. Miner is the Co-Director of the Virtual Reality & Immersive Technology Clinic, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, where he provides treatment and supervision.
Associate Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery, of Pediatrics, of Pathology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Monje Lab studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms of postnatal neurodevelopment. This includes microenvironmental influences on neural precursor cell fate choice in normal neurodevelopment and in disease states.
Kelli Moran-Miller, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bio Dr. Kelli Moran-Miller is a licensed psychologist specializing in athlete mental health and sport and performance psychology. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and a member of the US Olympic Committee registry. She has practiced at Stanford Hospital and Clinics since 2015. In her current role with Stanford Athletics, she provides clinical and performance psychology services for varsity student-athletes, coaches, staff, and varsity sport teams. Prior to Stanford, she was the Director of Counseling and Sport Psychology - Athletics at the University of Iowa.