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  • David Eagleman

    David Eagleman

    Adjunct Professor, Psych/Public Mental Health & Population Sciences

    BioDavid Eagleman is a neuroscientist, bestselling author, and Guggenheim Fellow. Dr. Eagleman’s areas of research include sensory substitution, time perception, vision, and synesthesia. He also studies the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system, and in that capacity he directs the non-profit Center for Science and Law. Eagleman is the writer and presenter of The Brain, an Emmy-nominated television series on PBS and BBC. He is the author of 8 books, including Livewired, The Runaway Species, The Brain, Incognito, and Wednesday is Indigo Blue. He is also the author of a widely adopted textbook on cognitive neuroscience, Brain and Behavior. His internationally bestselling book of literary fiction, SUM, has been translated into 32 languages, turned into two operas, and named a Best Book of the Year by Barnes and Noble. Dr. Eagleman has been a TED speaker, a guest on the Colbert Report, and profiled in the New Yorker magazine. He has launched several neuroscience companies from his research, including Neosensory and BrainCheck.

  • Matthew L. Edwards

    Matthew L. Edwards

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology)

    BioMatthew Edwards is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. In this role, Matthew also serves as the assistant director of residency training for the general adult psychiatry residency program. His clinical interests are in community and forensic psychiatry and his research interests lie at the intersection of medical history, ethics, and public policy.

    Dr. Edwards graduated from Princeton University in 2010 with a degree in Sociology, magna cum laude, and received a graduate certificate in public health from the University of Texas School of Public Health in 2012. He received his MD, summa cum laude, with honors in research from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in 2017. He completed his residency training in adult psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine in 2021 and his fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine in 2022. He was a Pearce Fellow in the History of Medicine at the Clendening Library of the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2015.

    His clinical interests are in community psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. At Stanford, Dr. Edwards treats patients in the division of adult psychiatry and the centerspace clinic. This recovery-oriented clinic provides culturally-contextualized and trauma-informed care for people with marginalized, multiple, and intersecting identities. He teaches the history of psychiatry to general psychiatry residents and forensic psychiatry fellows. Dr. Edwards regularly speaks about race, trauma, structural inequality, and the history of medicine at conferences and invited lectures.

  • Katherine Eisen

    Katherine Eisen

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioDr. Eisen is a Clinical Associate Professor and CA Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She works with the INSPIRE clinic at Stanford and is the Inpatient Director of Psychological Services for the acute inpatient psychiatric units at Stanford Hospital. Her research and clinical interest center on therapeutic interventions that support recovery for individuals living with serious mental illness, in particular for individuals experiencing psychosis. Dr. Eisen received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and her PhD from the University of Connecticut, and completed postdoctoral training at Stanford University. She is trained in CBT for psychosis (CBTp) and provides training and consultation in CBTp and CBTp informed skills to community-based clinicians, graduate students, medical students and residents, to support the use of recovery-oriented psychosocial interventions with individuals experiencing psychosis.

  • Cassondra Eng

    Cassondra Eng

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry

    BioDr. Eng is a NIH funded T32 Sports Neuroscience Postdoctoral Scholar in the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research. She investigates optimizing immersive interventions that promote neurological, cognitive, and physical health outcomes from a multimethodological approach. Dr. Eng's research program focuses on attentional processes in varying technologically-enhanced contexts, with a focus on the neurophysiological mechanisms that produce differential outcomes using portable functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), a modern neuroimaging technique ideal for children and neurodiverse populations because it is noninvasive and permits mobility in naturalistic settings. She specializes in utilizing behavioral, neurophysiological, and statistical methods across development: standard task-based and clinical norm-referenced assessments of attention, quantitative and qualitative assessments of children’s behavior and learning in ecological contexts; eye tracking, fNIRS, EEG, cardiovascular changes related to performance and stress; mixed effects modeling, multivariate analysis, educational data mining, and modern longitudinal data analysis.

    Dr. Eng earned her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience and Program for Interdisciplinary Education Research Certification through an Institute of Education Sciences-funded Predoctoral Fellowship after completing an NIH funded Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program at Virginia Tech. She advocates for educational neuroscience: the field bridging cognitive science, psychology, educational technology, human-computer interaction, computer science and related disciplines to understand the optimal learning contexts that support brain development and cognitive skills crucial for overall wellbeing and success.

  • Neir Eshel, MD, PhD

    Neir Eshel, MD, PhD

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

    BioDr. Eshel (he/him/his) is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    His clinical focus is the full-spectrum mental health care of sexual and gender minorities, with particular interest in depression, anxiety, and the complex effects of trauma in this population. He works in collaboration with other primary care and mental health providers at the Stanford LGBTQ+ program.

    His research interests (www.staarlab.com) include the use of optogenetic, electrophysiological, neuroimaging, and behavioral approaches to probe the neural circuits of reward processing, decision making, and social behavior. He has won multi-year grants from the National Institutes of Health, Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, and Simons Foundation to further his research.

    Dr. Eshel has published articles on dopamine and motivation, the neuroscience of irritability, LGBTQ health, reward and punishment processing in depression, behavioral predictors of substance use among adolescents, and the mechanism of transcranial magnetic stimulation. His work has appeared in Nature, Science, Neuron, Nature Neuroscience, Annual Review of Neuroscience, JAMA, JAMA Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Journal of Neuroscience. He is a co-inventor on a patent pending for a new class of drugs for addiction, and also the author of the book Learning: The Science Inside, a publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    He has delivered presentations on the neural circuits of motivated behavior, anger expression in patients with PTSD, how dopamine facilitates learning, and LGBTQ-related topics at departmental seminars in London, Zurich, and Tel Aviv, and at the meetings of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Society of Biological Psychiatry, and Association of American Medical Colleges, among others. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, and an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous publications including Nature, Science, JAMA Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, and Current Biology.

    Dr. Eshel has won honors for his scholarship and advocacy, including the Marshall Scholarship, the Outstanding Resident Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Science and SciLifeLab Grand Prize for Young Scientists, the Freedman Award (honorable mention) from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, the Polymath Award from Stanford's psychiatry department, and the National LGBT Health Achievement Award.

    He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Society of Biological Psychiatry, Association of Gay & Lesbian Psychiatrists, Society for Neuroscience, and other professional associations. He is also an advocate for LGBTQ rights, recently serving as the chair of Stanford's LGBTQ+ Benefits Advocacy Committee.

    Prior to Stanford, Dr. Eshel trained and conducted research at the National Institutes of Health, Princeton University, the World Health Organization, University College London, and Harvard University.

  • Flint Espil

    Flint Espil

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioDr. Flint Espil researches the etiology and treatment of tic disorders (including Tourette’s), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and body-focused repetitive behaviors. He is interested in how psychosocial factors, the environment, and underlying brain circuitry influence treatment outcomes among individuals seeking treatment. He is also exploring ways to adapt and implement evidence-based mental health approaches in community settings. He is currently collaborating with community-based organizations in East Palo Alto to improve access to care for youth in school settings.

  • Stephanie Allen Evans

    Stephanie Allen Evans

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • Audrey Evers

    Audrey Evers

    Casual - Non-Exempt, Psych/General Psychiatry and Psychology (Adult)

    Current Role at StanfordClinical Psychology Doctoral Student, PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium
    Clinical Research Coordinator, Depression Research Clinic