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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult MSD) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry & Psychology (Adult)) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests A principal investigator for multiple federal awards that focus broadly on developing and testing evidence based treatments and pathways to: (1) reduce opioids and associated patient risks; (2) reduce pain and its negative impacts via psychosocial treatment; (3) expand access to psychological treatment using novel systems of delivery; (4) train physicians and care providers on best practices to engage therapeutically with individuals with chronic pain to enhance their pain treatment outcomes.
Sallie De Golia
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bio Dr. De Golia specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders with an expertise in time-limited dynamic psychotherapy. She is Section Chief of the Assessment Clinics and Director of the Evaluation Clinic. Dr. De Golia is the Associate Chair for Clinician Educator Professional Development where she is involved in developing faculty development programs including mentorship. She is also the Associate Residency Director of the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program where she has been involved in educational programming and curricular development. She is a Peer Teaching Coach in the Stanford Teaching and Mentoring Academy, teaches regularly with the Stanford Center for Faculty Development, and is a Senior Fellow at Stanford's Center for Innovation in Global Health. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training.
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.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology - Adult) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Treatment resistant depression.
Novel biological interventions in the treatment of mental illness.
Anti-glucocorticoid drugs in the treatment of mood disorders.
Augmentation strategies in the treatment of depression.
D. H. Chen Professor, Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and of Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research in Dr. Deisseroth's laboratory focuses on developing optical, molecular and cellular tools to observe, perturb, and re-engineer brain circuits. His laboratory is based in the James H. Clark Center at Stanford and has developed optogenetic and tissue engineering methods, employing techniques spanning electrophysiology, molecular biology, optics, neural activity imaging, animal behavior, and computational neural network modeling.
William C. Dement
Lowell W. and Josephine Q. Berry Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Sleep Medicine education and awareness.
Ana Clara DiRago
Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Bio Dr. DiRago is a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in diagnostic psychological assessments of individuals across the lifespan. She is Adjunct Faculty at Palo Alto University/PGSP-Stanford Consortium where she teaches child assessment and personality and psychopathology assessment to graduate students.
Prior to her appointment at Stanford University, Dr. DiRago was the co-director of the assessment center at the Palo Alto University Gronowski Center where she trained and supervised advanced doctoral students on the psychological and neuropsychological assessment of children and adults. She also worked at Children's Health Council where she led multidisciplinary team evaluations for children and adolescents suspected of having severe and complex psychopathology, developmental disabilities, disruptive behavior disorders, learning disabilities, in-utero exposure to substances and/or autism spectrum disorders. She also conducted juvenile court ordered evaluations for San Mateo County. Dr. DiRago is currently the lead psychologist for Stanford's Program in Psychiatry and the Law.