Bio


Dr. Christina Khan is a pediatric and adult psychiatrist and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ health, and physician wellness. Dr. Khan’s training includes doctoral and postdoctoral research training in community and public health, including specialized training in global health and PTSD research and treatment. Her work focuses on addressing health disparities in underserved populations and treating vulnerable and marginalized populations here in the United States and abroad.

At Stanford, she holds several clinical roles and is currently co-Chief of the Diversity and Cultural Mental Health Section in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She has been working with WellConnect since 2014 addressing burnout, trauma, and secondary trauma in Stanford physicians and physicians in training. She founded and directs THRIVE, the mental health component of Stanford’s LGBTQ+ Health Program. Dr. Khan is also a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) and serves on the CIGH Program Leadership Committee.

Nationally, Dr. Khan serves as current President of the Association of Women Psychiatrists. She is a Councilor for the Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities of the American Psychiatric Association and a founding member of the Women in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Clinical Focus


  • Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Physician Wellness
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Global Mental Health
  • Integrated Care
  • School-Based Services

Academic Appointments


  • Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Administrative Appointments


  • President, Association of Women Psychiatrists (2021 - Present)
  • Co-Chief, Diversity and Cultural Mental Health Section, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine (2020 - Present)
  • DEI Committee, Northern California Psychiatric Society (2020 - Present)
  • Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities, American Psychiatric Association (2019 - Present)
  • President Elect, Association of Women Psychiatrists (2019 - 2021)
  • Co-Lead, Research, Education and Training Discussion Group, Global Mental Health Caucus, American Psychiatric Association (2018 - 2021)
  • Secretary, Association of Women Psychiatrists (2017 - 2019)
  • Center for Innovation in Global Health Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Early Career Representative, Executive Committee, Association of Women Psychiatrists (2014 - 2017)
  • Women in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2013 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Residency: Stanford University Adult Psychiatry Residency (2012) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2015)
  • PhD Training: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005) IL
  • Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine Office of the Registrar (2008) IL
  • Fellowship: Stanford School of Medicine (2015)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2014) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry (2013)
  • Internship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2009) PA
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Community Health (2005)

Community and International Work


  • Ravenswood Family Health Center Integrated Behavioral Health, East Palo Alto

    Location

    Bay Area

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Building Capacity for Mental Health in Rural Guatemala, Guatemala

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

2021-22 Courses


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