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Mary Sanders, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Sanders is the Program Director of the Comprehensive Care Unit at Stanford where she teaches and works with inpatients with eating disorders. She has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for the past 35 years at Stanford. She has written extensively and presented nationally on the subject of the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders and also in the field of child abuse, specifically in the area of Munchausen by proxy.
Dr. Sanders is also involved with an international outreach project in Ghana called Project Okurase. This project involved an annual medical health outreach in the village. The project is also creating a model village which includes the building of a medical clinic, vocational school, and homes for families that take in orphans. The project is also involved with bringing safe water, building compost toilets, and bringing solar energy to the village.
Richard J. Shaw, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) &, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPsychological issues in medically ill children.
Medical posttraumatic stress disorder.
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development
BioDr. Nicole Starace received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked in the lab of Dr. Aaron T. Beck, the founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Her work at Penn sparked her interest in the growing field of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy. She received her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA, where she trained under Dr. Bruce Chorpita and conducted research in the field of Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy. Dr. Starace joined the faculty at Stanford in 2015 where she held appointments as a Clinical Instructor and a Clinical Assistant Professor. She continued to champion evidence based practices in her leadership roles and as a clinical supervisor for trainees in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Starace left Stanford in 2022 when she relocated back the East Coast, but she returned to Stanford as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in 2023. Dr. Starace specializes in the treatment of OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders and Parenting for youth with disruptive behavior challenges and anxiety. She works with children, teens, and adults.