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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.
Manpreet K. Singh, MD MS
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Singh conducts research in the phenomenology, neurobiology, pharmacology, and genetic aspects of depression and bipolar disorder in children. These studies include brain imaging (MRI, MRS, fMRI), medication, and psychotherapy trials. She is particularly interested in risk factors for the development of major mood disorders and associated morbidities, and early intervention strategies to delay the onset and progression of symptoms.
Caleb Matthew Spiro
Temp CRCA, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development
BioMy main research interest revolves around understanding the general cognitive and affective properties of the mind, and how the prognosis of good and poor mental health status affects the developmental trajectories under chronic stress. To what extent reward-based networks can lead to increased proximity to vulnerability or heightened sensitivity to mental illness, specifically within the context of youth and adolescents, is an area that I am especially interested in. I am most interested in what factors help individuals become more resilient and build a narrative that they can get better with the right treatment practices. I believe that this can be done by combining neuroscience and functional imaging techniques (ex: fMRI, EEG) into the study and practice of clinical psychology.