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Nina Vasan, MD, MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMental illness is the greatest thief of human potential today. By harnessing the power of medicine, entrepreneurship, and technology, we can return that potential to the 2 billion people suffering around the world.
Brainstorm is the world's first academic laboratory dedicated to transforming mental health through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioDr. Vest is an Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Stanford School of Medicine. As a formerly incarcerated scholar, he is a strong advocate for social justice issues and public policy concerning prison reentry. His research interests include the intersection of mental health, substance use disorders, poverty, social justice, addiction recovery, pain, and prison reentry. He was postdoctoral fellow in the Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab at the Stanford School of Medicine and received his Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University in Pullman, WA.