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Hilit Kletter, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsRisk and resiliency factors of childhood posttraumatic stress and development and improvement of treatment interventions.
Lynn Kern Koegel
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development
BioDr. Lynn Kern Koegel has been active in the development of programs to improve communication in children with autism, including the development of first words, grammatical structures, pragmatics, and social conversation. In addition to her published books and articles in the area of communication and language development, she has developed and published procedures and field manuals in the area of self-management and functional analysis that are used in school districts and by parents throughout the United States, as well as translated in other major languages. Dr. Lynn Koegel is the author of Overcoming Autism and Growing Up on the Spectrum with parent Claire LaZebnik, published by Viking/Penguin and available in most bookstores. Lynn Koegel and her husband, Robert, are the developers of Pivotal Response Treatment which focuses on motivation. The Koegels have been the recipients of many awards, including the first annual Children’s Television Workshop Sesame Street Award for “Brightening the Lives of Children”, the first annual Autism Speaks award for “Science and Research” and the International ABA award for “enduring programmatic contributions in behavior analysis.” In addition, Dr. Lynn Koegel appeared on ABC’s hit show “Supernanny” working with a child with autism. Their work has also been showcased on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and the Discovery Channel. The Koegels are the recipients of many state, federal, and private foundation gifts and grants for developing interventions and helping families with autism spectrum disorder.
Professor (Clinical) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interestsobsessive-compulsive disorder, depressive disorders, psychopharmacology, cost-effectiveness studies, trichotillomania, compulsive buying, pathological gambling,kleptomania.
Helena Chmura Kraemer
Professor of Biostatistics in Psychiatry, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am interested in the methodology pertinent to dealing with research problems where biological and behavioral interests meet. These interests have been applied not only in psychiatric research, but in those areas of Cardiology, Pediatrics and other fields of medicine in which behavioral research is becoming ever more salient.
Ian H. Kratter, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioDr. Kratter is an adult psychiatrist and fellowship-trained neuropsychiatrist and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also director of Invasive Technologies in the Stanford Brain Stimulation Laboratory.
His clinical interests include the psychiatric and cognitive aspects of movement disorders like Parkinson's and Tourette's as well as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and non-invasive and invasive neuromodulation for neuropsychiatric illness.
His research interests focus on improving outcomes and understanding the mechanisms of neuromodulatory treatments. This includes both clinical and more mechanistic studies using techniques like repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and deep brain stimulation in combination with neuroimaging and electrophysiology. He is a co-investigator for such studies focusing on obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, and acute suidical ideation.
Dr. Kratter has published articles on topics such as deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and gene-targeting therapy for Huntington disease. His work has appeared in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and American Journal of Human Genetics. He also co-authored the chapter on major depression in the textbook Deep Brain Stimulation: Techniques and Practice.
Dr. Kratter has presented his work at the annual meetings of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Hereditary Disease Foundation, and Society for Neuroscience. Topics include cognitive changes following deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, antipsychotic-induced thrombocytopenia, and mediators of pathology in Huntington’s disease.
For his scholarship and research achievements, Dr. Kratter has won multiple honors. They include the Miller Foundation Award for Psychiatric Research. He also won the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
He is or has been a member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and Society for Neuroscience.
Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Sleep Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Kushida is a neurologist and sleep specialist who directs several NIH- and industry-sponsored research studies, focused on topics such as the physical features and neurocognitive changes associated with the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, the epidemiology and treatment of restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder, primary care sleep education and training, and countermeasures for sleep loss.