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  • Katharine Dahl

    Katharine Dahl

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioDr. Kate Dahl specializes in working with children and families who are affected by medical illness. She has practiced at Stanford since 2014 and is the primary pediatric psychologist for the dialysis, kidney transplant, and liver transplant medical teams. Her work often focuses on adjustment to new diagnosis, coping with illness and treatment, and adherence to the medical regimen. She is particularly interested in the experience of adolescents with chronic medical conditions and leads groups for teens who have received kidney and liver transplants.

  • Francesco Nandkumar Dandekar

    Francesco Nandkumar Dandekar

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioDr. Dandekar is the Associate Director of Sports Psychiatry and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, he earned a Regent's Scholarship to complete his M.D. at UC San Diego, where he received the American Academy of Neurology’s Prize for Excellence. During his residency and fellowship at Stanford, Dr. Dandekar focused on providing care to elite athletes and students utilizing a combination of lifestyle changes (sleep, nutrition, recovery), medication management, and psychotherapy. Teamed with Dr. Noordsy, he helped to incorporate psychiatric services into Stanford's sports psychology program, and continues to see elite athletes as part of the Sports Psychiatry clinic. He is an avid tennis fan and enjoys training and competing in leagues and tournaments.

  • Beth Darnall

    Beth Darnall

    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult Pain) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry & Psychology (Adult)) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Stanford Pain Relief Innovations Lab is dedicated to better characterizing and treating pain. My specific interests: (1) expand and scale access to behavioral medicine for acute and chronic pain via digital and brief treatments; (2) reduce need for opioids and associated risks; (3) reduce pain and its negative impacts via behavioral medicine; (4) train physicians and care providers on behavioral pain medicine principles and therapeutic engagement to enhance patient outcomes.

  • Smita Das

    Smita Das

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioSmita Das, MD, PhD, MPH is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Das studied Chemistry and Statistics at Stanford, completed her Masters in Public Health at Dartmouth College, and then completed her MD/PhD in Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She completed psychiatry residency and was chief resident at Stanford followed by an addiction psychiatry fellowship at UCSF. She has 20 years of experience in research in healthcare quality and addiction. Dr. Das has an appointment to the APA Addiction Council. She has been a leader in the Northern California Psychiatric Society since 2012 and is now President of the APA District Branch. Prior to her position as Medical Director of Psychiatry at Lyra Health, Dr. Das was Director of Addiction Treatment Services at the Palo Alto VA. In addition to her work at Lyra, Dr. Das practices in addictions at Stanford School of Medicine where she is a Clinical Assistant Professor.

  • Sallie De Golia

    Sallie De Golia

    Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioDr. 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

    Luis de Lecea

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical and Translational Neurosciences Incubator)
    On Leave from 03/09/2020 To 10/18/2020

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy 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.

  • Charles DeBattista

    Charles DeBattista

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology - Adult) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsTreatment 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.

  • Karl Deisseroth

    Karl Deisseroth

    D. H. Chen Professor, Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and of Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch 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.