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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
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.