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William O Faustman
Clinical Professor (Affiliated), Psych/Public Mental Health & Population Sciences
Staff, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioDr. Faustman received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi and completed his internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He has an active interest in training, administration, forensic practice, and clinical care in inpatient psychiatry. His research interests have focused on severe mental illness with an emphasis in areas such as cognition and clinical assessment.. He serves as a member of the Stanford IRB and coordinates the American Psychological Association accredited postdoctoral fellowship program at the VA Palo Alto. He holds Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society,
Howard H Fenn MD
Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated), Psych/Public Mental Health & Population Sciences
BioCurrent CV available on request to
Inpatient psychiatry attending at VA HCS Palo Alto for over 30 years.
Medical Director, Geriatric Psychiatry unit, VA HCSC Palo Alto/Menlo Park for 10 years
Outpatient psychiatrist at Palo Alto Medical foundation/Sutter for 15 years
Lead Editor, Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry, Springer, 2019
Consultation practice on legal issues and court testimony for >40 years
Expert consultant/witness for Coleman vs. California Department of Corrections for 4 years
Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) for Division of Worker's Compensation for 15 years
Compensation and Pension Unit, VA HCS Palo Alto for 5 years
Psychiatric Issues in Cognitive Impairment -- Stanford/VA Alzheimer's Center (SVAAC)
Legal Aspects of Geriatric Psychiatry (Stanford/VA Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
Didactic topics on inpatient psychiatry rotation for Stanford Geriatric Psychiatry fellows
Program Director, Stanford/VA Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, 3 years
Site Director, Inpatient Psychiatry Rotation/Geriatric Medicine Fellowship --6 years
Lead Editor of textbook, Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry, published by Springer in 2019.
Slide presentations published by the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology (ASCP), editor Ira Glick, MD, entitled:
--Pharmacological Treatment of PTSD
--Behavioral and Psychological symptoms of Dementia
Chapters, review articles on topics of Medication management for Major Neurocognitive Disorder with Behavioral Disturbance
Chapter in Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry, in On-Call Geriatric Psychiatry (2016), Springer.
Senior Research Scholar, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences
BioI am a neuroscientist in the Division of Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. I use a variety of imaging modalities -including EEG, fNIRS and fMRI- to examine the neurobiology of mood and cognition in adolescents. The primary aim of my work is to understand how neurodevelopment is altered in adolescents with clinical and metabolic disorders, and the neuropsychiatric consequences of these alterations. Current projects include the study of adolescents with disordered puberty, type 1 diabetes, and Fragile-X syndrome. Moreover, I'm examining the neural basis of imposter syndrome and stereotype threat in women. I deeply value the process of acting on curiosity, learning from challenges, and applying creative solutions to both highlight and address gaps in our understanding of the brain and cognition.