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  • Alfredo M. Valencia

    Alfredo M. Valencia

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychiatry

    Bio Overview: Biochemist and neurobiologist interested in uncovering the molecular basis of human disorders and disease. Currently performing postdoctoral research at Stanford University investigating the impact of chromatin regulatory processes in neurodevelopment.

  • Keara E. Valentine

    Keara E. Valentine

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychiatry

    Bio Keara E. Valentine, Psy.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine in the OCD and Related Disorders Track, where she specializes in the assessment and treatment of OCD and related disorders. Dr. Valentine utilizes behavioral-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing anxiety-related disorders.

    Dr. Valentine completed an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, where she complete a rotation in OCD and anxiety disorders and a rotation in Eating Disorders. Dr. Valentine has experience working with individuals with OCD, anxiety, and/or eating disorders at various levels of care including outpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, and inpatient.

  • Peter Johannes van Roessel

    Peter Johannes van Roessel

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr. Peter van Roessel, MD PhD, completed his MD at Stanford University and his residency training in psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He has pursued additional training in psychodynamic psychotherapy (TFP) via the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Prior to joining the clinical faculty at Stanford, he worked for several years as Associate Director of the general research unit of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, a premier state-funded research hospital affiliated with Columbia University, where he provided clinical care for individuals participating in research studies across a spectrum of psychiatric illness, including treatment resistant mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorders.

    At Stanford, he sees adult mood and anxiety disorders outpatients through the Assessment Clinics and participates in resident training and patient care as a supervisor in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. He additionally directs the third-year resident curriculum in psychopathology and psychopharmacology. As a member of the department's Rodriguez Translational Therapeutics Lab, he sees individuals with obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders for evaluations and research-protocol driven clinical treatment and contributes to and directs clinical neuroscience studies pioneering rapid-acting interventions in OCD.

    Dr. van Roessel pursued research training basic neuroscience prior to his clinical training, completing an MPhil in Biology via the Open University, UK, for research performed at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen Germany, and a PhD in molecular and developmental neurobiology at the University of Cambridge, UK. More recently, he has contributed to work in the lab of Dr Julia Kaltschmidt (Stanford) on studies of GABAergic/Glutamatergic interneuronal circuity in mouse. In the Rodriguez Lab, he is pursuing clinically-motivated research interests related to the nature and neural correlates of insight in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. He received a 2018 NARSAD Young Investigator Award to pursue study of nitrous oxide as a rapid-acting treatment for OCD, he is a 2020-2021 Miller Foundation Fellow, and is a Advanced Fellow in Mental Illness Treatment and Research via the Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center of the Palo Alto VA.

  • Andrea Varias

    Andrea Varias

    Casual - Non-Exempt, Psych/Public Mental Health & Population Sciences

    Current Role at Stanford Serving member on the Lab?s Leadership Executive Team as lead clinical research coordinator for studies involving individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety-related disorders (including Hoarding Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

    ? Conversant in goals, mission and priorities of the Lab and University as primary contact for sponsors, regulatory agencies, Clinical Trials Research Unit, and study participants.
    ? Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism, initiative and flexibility while managing and auditing all aspects of clinical trials, including development, study start-up, implementation, compliance, and closure of IRB- and FDA-regulated studies.
    ? Leads a 10-person team of research coordinators and undergraduate assistants focused on research projections/goals, protocol management, and adverse event reporting.

  • Nina Vasan, MD, MBA

    Nina Vasan, MD, MBA

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Mental illness is the greatest thief of human potential today. By harnessing the power of medicine, entrepreneurship, and technology, we can return that potential to the 2 billion people suffering around the world.

    Brainstorm is the world's first academic laboratory dedicated to transforming mental health through innovation and entrepreneurship.

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