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Women in Medicine: Magdalini Paschali, PhD

During September, we proudly feature trainees in our department for Women in Medicine Month!

Why did you pursue a career in medicine?

Growing up, I was always fascinated by medicine and dreamt of being a medical doctor. However, I was also passionate about technology and computer science, so the best way to combine my interests was by pursuing a career in medical research using computer science.

What is your work focused on?

My research focuses on machine learning models that analyze longitudinal data to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.

What is the most fulfilling part of your work?

Contributing to the understanding of neuropsychiatric diseases and mentoring young researchers.

What advice would you give others who are considering embarking on a career in medicine?

You can contribute to the advancement of medicine even if you are not a medical doctor. Don't be afraid to express your individuality and take up space!

Magdalini Paschali, PhD

Women in Medicine

We asked some of the #StanfordWIM in our department to share their stories - why they pursued a career in medicine, what their work focuses on, what the most fulfilling parts of their work are, and what advice they would give others starting in the field. Hear what they have to say!