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Daniel Michael Blonigen
Casual - Non-Exempt, Psych/Public Mental Health & Population Sciences
BioDr. Blonigen is an Investigator and an Associate Director at the Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He is also an Affiliate Investigator with the VA National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans, and a Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota and is a former VA Career Development Awardee in Clinical Sciences R&D. He is licensed as a clinical psychologist in the State of California.
Dr. Blonigen’s research mission is to identify and develop innovations to increase access and engagement in substance use and mental health care for vulnerable populations. In particular, he is interested in testing the effectiveness and implementation potential of mobile health and peer-based interventions for justice-involved and homeless veterans. He is currently leading or co-leading multisite trials of behavioral interventions for justice-involved and homeless veterans. He is also funded by VA HSR&D to tailor smartphone applications for self-management of unhealthy drinking for veteran primary care patients and use of peer specialists to increase patient engagement with these apps.
In addition to research, Dr. Blonigen is actively involved in mentoring and teaching VA research fellows and Stanford University residents. These roles include serving as a faculty mentor for the Stanford Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, as well as directing the research training program for clinical psychology interns at VA Palo Alto. He is a member of several VA management and oversight committees and has served as a grant reviewer for national and international funders. He is an invited speaker at national conferences and cyberseminars devoted to substance use and mental health research, and he holds editorial positions for leading addiction, personality, and assessment journals.
Steven Chan, MD MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Psych/Public Mental Health & Population Sciences
Staff, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioSteven Chan (@StevenChanMD, StevenChanMD.com ), is a clinical informaticist and addiction physician at Palo Alto VA Health, affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Chan is co-investigator on clinical research — at UC Davis, funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; and at UCSF, funded by the Stanford-UCSF Center for Excellence in Regulatory Sciences — in areas of telehealth and digital health. Dr. Chan is a sought-after national speaker whose ideas, thoughts, and research have been featured at Fortune 50 companies such as Google; publications such as JAMA, Telemedicine and e-Health, JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research), U.S. News & World Report, and Wired; and on media outlets including the Washington Post, Wired, PBS and NPR Ideastream. Dr. Chan served as Vice Chair for the Workgroup on Mental Health & Psychiatric Apps at the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and serves on the Committees on Innovation, Telepsychiatry, and Mental Health Information Technology.
Dr. Chan additionally serves as Founder & CEO of MentalPowerHacks.com, media education for life hacks for performance, productivity & success.
Dr. Chan draws from his extensive medical, business, and informatics training at California’s leading institutes — UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Davis, as well as UCLA, UC San Francisco and Stanford University
Helene Chokron Garneau
Sr Res Scholar, Psych/Public Mental Health & Population Sciences
Current Role at StanfordSenior Research Scientist
Adjunct Professor, Psych/Public Mental Health & Population Sciences
BioDavid Eagleman is a neuroscientist, bestselling author, and Guggenheim Fellow. Dr. Eagleman’s areas of research include sensory substitution, time perception, vision, and synesthesia. He also studies the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system, and in that capacity he directs the non-profit Center for Science and Law. Eagleman is the writer and presenter of The Brain, an Emmy-nominated television series on PBS and BBC. He is the author of 8 books, including Livewired, The Runaway Species, The Brain, Incognito, and Wednesday is Indigo Blue. He is also the author of a widely adopted textbook on cognitive neuroscience, Brain and Behavior. His internationally bestselling book of literary fiction, SUM, has been translated into 32 languages, turned into two operas, and named a Best Book of the Year by Barnes and Noble. Dr. Eagleman has been a TED speaker, a guest on the Colbert Report, and profiled in the New Yorker magazine. He has launched several neuroscience companies from his research, including Neosensory and BrainCheck.
William O Faustman
Clinical Professor (Affiliated), Psych/Public Mental Health & Population Sciences
Staff, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioDr. Faustman received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi and completed his internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He has an active interest in training, administration, forensic practice, and clinical care in inpatient psychiatry. His research interests have focused on severe mental illness with an emphasis in areas such as cognition and clinical assessment.. He serves as a member of the Stanford IRB and coordinates the American Psychological Association accredited postdoctoral fellowship program at the VA Palo Alto. He holds Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society,
Howard H Fenn MD
Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated), Psych/Public Mental Health & Population Sciences
BioCurrent CV available on request to
Inpatient psychiatry attending at VA HCS Palo Alto for over 30 years.
Medical Director, Geriatric Psychiatry unit, VA HCSC Palo Alto/Menlo Park for 10 years
Outpatient psychiatrist at Palo Alto Medical foundation/Sutter for 15 years
Lead Editor, Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry, Springer, 2019
Consultation practice on legal issues and court testimony for >40 years
Expert consultant/witness for Coleman vs. California Department of Corrections for 4 years
Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) for Division of Worker's Compensation for 15 years
Compensation and Pension Unit, VA HCS Palo Alto for 5 years
Psychiatric Issues in Cognitive Impairment -- Stanford/VA Alzheimer's Center (SVAAC)
Legal Aspects of Geriatric Psychiatry (Stanford/VA Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
Didactic topics on inpatient psychiatry rotation for Stanford Geriatric Psychiatry fellows
Program Director, Stanford/VA Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, 3 years
Site Director, Inpatient Psychiatry Rotation/Geriatric Medicine Fellowship --6 years
Lead Editor of textbook, Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry, published by Springer in 2019.
Slide presentations published by the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology (ASCP), editor Ira Glick, MD, entitled:
--Pharmacological Treatment of PTSD
--Behavioral and Psychological symptoms of Dementia
Chapters, review articles on topics of Medication management for Major Neurocognitive Disorder with Behavioral Disturbance
Chapter in Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry, in On-Call Geriatric Psychiatry (2016), Springer.