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Maryam S. Makowski, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioMaryam Sarah Makowski, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Associate Director of Scholarship and Health Promotion of the Stanford Medicine WellMD & WellPhD. Dr. Makowski is a member of the WellConnect Program, Lifestyle Psychiatry Clinic, and Measurement-Based Care (CHOIR) team in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is a member of the Well-being Advisory Committee and a Stanford School of Medicine alternate faculty senate of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Makowski is a nutrition scientist and a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. The focus of her nutrition research is examining the effects of micro- and macro-nutrients, meal composition, and timing on cognitive function, mood, mental sharpness, and eating behaviors of professionals with high cognitive and physical demands, in particular physicians. As a coach, Maryam uses evidence-based strategies to empower her clients in optimizing their health, energy, focus, and mental sharpness for peak performance.
Maryam completed her master's and doctoral studies in clinical nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, and medical science at the University of Toronto in Canada. Prior to joining Stanford, she served as a scientific associate at Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network in Toronto, and as an advisor to Air Canada rouge pilots and cabin crew on optimal nutrition for fatigue mitigation. Over the course of her career, she has authored highly cited scientific papers on nutrition and well-being.
Jose R. Maldonado, MD, FACLP, FACFE
John and Terry Levin Family Professor of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Emergency Medicine and of Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPathophysiology and Management of Delirium, Acute Brain Failure and Cognitive Impairment, Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury, Factitious Disorder & Munchausen's Syndrome, Cultural Diversity in Medical Care, Psychiatric Complications of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Conversion Disorder, Depression in the Medically Ill, Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Nancy Friend Pritzker Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsLong-lasting changes in synaptic strength are important for the modification of neural circuits by experience. A major goal of my laboratory is to elucidate the molecular events that trigger various forms of synaptic plasticity and the modifications in synaptic proteins that are responsible for the changes in synaptic efficacy.
Alan G. Maloney
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioPsychiatrist and Jungian Analyst in private practice in San Francisco and Palo Alto.
Rachel Manber, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsRecent and current projects include
Treatment of insomnia during pregnancy
Treatment of insomnia comorbid with sleep apnea
Use of digital interventions for insomnia among middle age and older adults
Mobile intervention for insomnia among those with alcohol use
Jessie (Kittle) Markovits
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHypnosis for perioperative symptom management in elective orthopedic surgery.