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  • Daniel Arthur Abrams

    Daniel Arthur Abrams

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Language impairments affect up to 19% of school age children and these deficits are predictive of long-term problems affecting learning, academic achievement, and behavior. My primary research goal is to understand the neurobiological foundations of language impairments. Specifically, I am interested in how the perception and neural coding of speech impact language and other behavioral deficits in children, with a focus on children with reading disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.

  • Daniel Bowling

    Daniel Bowling

    Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Daniel is a neuroscientist focused on auditory-vocal function in human social communication. His expertise covers psychological, neurobiological, and acoustic perspectives on speech and music, their conveyance of affect, social-significance, and origins in mammalian vocal behavior. He combines psychophysiological, psychoacoustic, neuroendocrine and pharmacological methods to study perception and behavior in human subjects. Daniel graduated from the University of California San Diego in 2006 with summa cum laude honors in Biological Psychology (BS) and Neurophilosophy (BA). He holds a graduate certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience from Duke University (2009), and a PhD in Neurobiology from Duke University School of Medicine (2012). His postdoc at the University of Vienna (2012-18) focused on bioacoustics and auditory-motor synchrony. He is a recipient of multiple awards including a young investigator award from the University of Vienna Faculty of Life Sciences, and an innovation award from the Social and Affective Neuroscience society. At Stanford, he is translating his interdisciplinary background to autism spectrum disorder, where the social consequences of auditory-vocal impairments are only now beginning to be understood. Along the way, Daniel has been fortunate to be mentored by Patricia Churchland B.Phil., Dale Purves M.D., Tecumseh Fitch Ph.D., and Karen Parker Ph.D.

  • Victor Carrion

    Victor Carrion

    John A. Turner Endowed Professor for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Examines the interplay between brain development and stress vulnerability via a multi-method approach that includes psychophysiology, neuroimaging, neuroendocrinology and phenomenology. Treatment development that focuses on individual and community-based interventions for stress related conditions in children and adolescents that experience traumatic stress.

  • Luis de Lecea

    Luis de Lecea

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical and Translational Neurosciences Incubator)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My lab uses molecular, optogenetic, anatomical and behavioral methods to identify and manipulate the neuronal circuits underlying brain arousal, with particular attention to sleep and wakefulness transitions. We are also interested in the changes that occur in neuronal circuits in conditions of hyperarousal such as stress and drug addiction.

  • Laramie Duncan

    Laramie Duncan

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We study genetic and environmental effects on mental health. Much of our work is computational and it relies upon genetic data, collected from millions of individuals, from around the world. We use genetic approaches because the overall goal of the lab is to discover fundamental information about psychiatric disorders, and ultimately to build more rational approaches to classification, prevention, and treatment.

  • Flint Espil

    Flint Espil

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Flint M. Espil, Ph.D. is an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Espil?s research focuses on anxiety and compulsive behaviors within youth, with particular emphasis on phenomenology, assessment, and the dissemination of behavioral interventions for these disorders. Within the Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program (ELSPAP), Dr. Espil currently oversees a research trial investigating the effectiveness of trauma-focused interventions and neurobehavioral correlates of outcomes for youth seeking services in a community-based mental health clinic. He is also the Principal Investigator of a study examining ways to partner with local community organizations to improve school-based mental health care for students in East Palo Alto.

    Dr. Espil also recently received a grant from the American Academy of Neurology and Tourette Association of America to study neurofunctioning as a predictor of behavior therapy outcomes for pediatric tic disorders. In addition to research, Dr. Espil has extensive experience training practitioners to provide clinical services for youth and their families.

  • Amit Etkin, MD, PhD

    Amit Etkin, MD, PhD

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The overarching aim of the Etkin lab is to understand the neural basis of emotional disorders and their treatment, and to leverage this knowledge to develop novel treatment interventions. Our work is organized around the study of the neuroscience of emotion and cognitive regulation, as well as neural circuit function, in healthy subjects and individuals with a range of psychiatric disorders.

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