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  • Britt Wray

    Britt Wray

    Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioDr. Wray is the Director of CIRCLE at Stanford Psychiatry, a research and action initiative focused on Community-minded Interventions for Resilience, Climate Leadership and Emotional wellbeing in the Stanford School of Medicine. Before this she was a Human and Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Her research focuses on the mental health impacts of climate change on young people ('emerging adults') and frontline community members, community-minded psychosocial support interventions, and public engagement for improved mental and planetary health. She is the author of two books; her latest Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Anxiety, is an impassioned generational perspective on how to stay sane amid climate disruption and was a finalist for the 2022 Governor General’s Award. She is the recipient of the 2023 Canadian Eco-Hero Award and top award winner of the National Academies Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications, given by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Her first book is Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics and Risks of De-Extinction (Greystone Books 2017) and was named a "best book of the year" by The New Yorker. Dr Wray holds a PhD in Science Communication from the University of Copenhagen. She has hosted and produced several science radio programs, podcasts and television programs for international broadcasters including the BBC and CBC, and she has spoken at TED and the World Economic Forum. She is the Founder of Gen Dread (gendread.substack.com), a newsletter about building courage and taking meaningful action on the far side of climate grief.

  • Yishan Xu, PhD, DBSM, CST

    Yishan Xu, PhD, DBSM, CST

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Sleep Medicine

    BioDr. Xu is a licensed clinical psychologist in California, a Board-certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist, and AASECT Board-Certified Sex Therapist. She currently serves as the chair of the OPEC committee for the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She completed training at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center 2017-2019. She has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, parasomnias, nightmares, and adjustment to PAP therapy for sleep apnea.

    Dr. Xu grew up in China and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia, VA. She has adapted treatment for insomnia for the Chinese population, and translated the book “The Rested Child” into Chinese, which is the first evidence-based book about children and teen’s sleep disorders in China. She is the founder and director of a multicultural group practice in the SF Bay Area: Mind & Body Garden Psychology Inc. She also hosts a podcast "Deep into Sleep" to help bridge the gap between public awareness and knowledge of sleep problems and the science of sleep medicine.

    Publications:
    Xu, Y., Barwick, F. & Li, C.(2023). Cultural Considerations in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM): Telehealth Group CBT-I for Patients from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Hospital (Submitted)
    Prislin, R., Davenport, C., Xu, Y., Moreno, R., & Honeycutt, N. (2018). From marginal to mainstream and vice versa: Leaders' evaluation of diversity while in the minority versus majority. Journal of Social Issues, 74 (1), 112-128.
    Attin, M., Xu, Y., Lin, C. D., & Lemus, H. (2015). A potential impact of nursing characteristics prior to in-hospital cardiac arrest: a self-reported study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24 (23-24), 3736-3738.
    Hu, Y., Xu, Y.,& Tornello, S. L. (2015). Stability of Self-Reported Same-Sex and Both-Sex Attraction from Adolescence to Young Adulthood. Archives of sexual behavior, 1- 9.
    Xu, Y., & Ocker, B. (2013). Discrepancies in Cross-cultural and cross-generational attitudes toward committed relationships in China and the United States. Family Court Review, 51 (4), 591–604.
    Tornello, S. L., Emery, R., Rowen, J., Potter, D., Ocker, B., & Xu, Y. (2013). Overnight custody arrangements, attachment, and adjustment among very young children. Journal of Marriage and Family, 75 (4), 871-885.
    Horn, E. E., Xu, Y., Beam, C. R., Turkheimer, E. & Emery, E. (2012). The marriage benefit? A genetically-informed study of selection and causation. Journal of Family Psychology, 27 (1), 30-41.
    Prislin, R., Boyle, S. M., Davenport, C., Farley, A., Jacobs, E., Michalak, J., Uehara, K., Zandian, F., & Xu. Y. (2011). On being influenced while trying to persuade: The feedback effect of persuasion outcomes on the persuader. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2 (1), 51-58.
    Li, j., Xu, Y., & li, X. (2009). Correlation between atypical eating disorder and body- esteem of college students. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 17, 345-347.