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  • Nirao Shah

    Nirao Shah

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

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We study how our brains generate social interactions that differ between the sexes. Such gender differences in behavior are regulated by sex hormones, experience, and social cues. Accordingly, we are characterizing how these internal and external factors control gene expression and neuronal physiology in the two sexes to generate behavior. We are also interested in understanding how such sex differences in the healthy brain translate to sex differences in many neuro-psychiatric illnesses.

  • Ripal Shah

    Ripal Shah

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Ripal Shah, M.D., M.P.H. is the Chief Resident of Diversity Initiatives and Community Partnerships for the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her clinical area of interest is in psychotherapy for LGBTQ and minority populations, particularly those struggling with issues related to identity (religious identification, racial/ethnic minority stress, professional transitions, changes in family structure), as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy for ADHD and anxiety disorders. She serves as a Disaster Mental Health Responder both domestically and internationally, most recently in California after the wildfires, in Florida after Hurricane Irma and Maria, and in Kathmandu following the Nepal earthquake. She founded and leads the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council (DIAC) for psychiatry faculty and residents, built a Diversity & Health Equity track in the residency training program, and created a monthly Diversity & Health Equity Grand Rounds series at Stanford. She also serves as Chair of the Chief Residents? Council at Stanford, representing over a thousand physicians to the hospital leadership. Before her time at Stanford, she completed an M.P.H. at the Harvard School of Public Health in Health Care Management and Policy, an M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and a B.S. from Duke University in Economics and Biochemistry.

  • Richard J. Shaw, M.D.

    Richard J. Shaw, M.D.

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) &, by courtesy, of Pediatrics at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Psychological issues in medically ill children.
    Medical posttraumatic stress disorder.
    Treatment adherence.
    Transplant psychiatry.
    Pediatric oncology.
    Forensic psychiatry.

  • Javaid I. Sheikh

    Javaid I. Sheikh

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on studying phenomenology, vulnerability factors, and psychiatric and medical comorbidity of panic disorder in old age, as well as treatment responses to medication in elders with panic disorder. I am presently involved in establishing and extending our preliminary finding that Late-Onset Panic Disorder (LOPD) (onset at or after age 55) is a phenomenologically distinct syndrome from Early-Onset Panic Disorder (EOPD).

  • Yelizaveta Sher

    Yelizaveta Sher

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr. Sher received her BA from UC Berkeley and MD from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed Residency in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. She has been a part of Psychosomatic Medicine Faculty at Stanford since 2013. Her areas of clinical and research interests include psychiatric comorbidities in patients with pulmonary disorders. In particular, she specializes in mental health of patients with cystic fibrosis as well as lung and heart transplant patients. She consults on patients hospitalized on medical and surgical units as well as sees patients in outpatient clinics. She serves as a Mental Health Coordinator for the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic.

  • Allison Tamara Siebern

    Allison Tamara Siebern

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

    Bio Dr. Allison Siebern is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of CA and NC and board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. She specializes in integrative treatments for sleep disorders using a variety of cognitive behavioral techniques, biofeedback/neurofeedback/QEEG, use of electroceuticals, Taiji, Qigong and Chinese medicine.

    Dr. Siebern is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor with the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center. She completed the Sleep Fellowship at Stanford from 2008 to 2010 and stayed on as full-time faculty until 2015 where she served as Associate Director and Co-Fellowship Training Director and then Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program. In her current role as adjunct faculty she continues to maintain involvement in training future sleep specialists and research at Stanford.

    She is currently the Director of the Sleep Health Integrative Program and Neurophysiology Sleep Health Lab at the VA Medical Center in NC as well as Clinical Director of Sleep Health and Wellness, PLLC, a private practice in Downtown Raleigh. She is also the creator of sleepfitness.com, a self-guided online insomnia program rooted in the evidenced based approach known as Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia (CBTi).

    She consults with companies on sleep health science, is published in peer-reviewed journals, has given talks at national conferences, and has been interviewed with many media outlets such as Time and Dow Jones. Her research interests include examining complementary and alternative treatments for sleep disorders and different models of care for dissemination of these sleep treatments.

    Dr. Siebern received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and completed her predoctoral internship at Miami Childrens Hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. Siebern is passionate about the field of sleep medicine and believes in the importance of training future generations of sleep providers.

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