Diane Wakeham, Ph.D. is a Clinical Research Coordinator Associate in the INSPIRE Clinic, coordinating multiple clinical trials to research psychosis. She has a CRO Certificate.

Current Role at Stanford

Clinical Research Coordinator Associate, INSPIRE Clinic, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education & Certifications

  • Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, Chemistry and Chemical Biology (2003)
  • B.S., University of California, Berkeley, Chemistry (1993)


  • IRB Protocol #58926 Complement, Stanford University (6/1/2021 - Present)

    Complement Immune Response in Patients with Schizophrenia and Healthy Controls


    Stanford, California


    • Agnieszka Kalinowski, Instructor (Affiliated), Psych/General Psychiatry and Psychology (Adult), Psych/General Psychiatry and Psychology (Adult)
  • IRB Protocol #48527 Ketogenic Diet, Stanford University (8/23/2021 - 12/31/2022)

    Impact of a Ketogenic Diet on Metabolic and Psychiatric Health in Patients With Schizophrenia or Bipolar Illness


    Stanford, California


    • Shebani Sethi, Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Interests

Dr. Wakeham has a sustained interest in cutting-edge research in psychiatry, particularly with autism and schizophrenia, where she works as a Clinical Research Coordinator for ongoing clinical trials.

In addition, Dr. Wakeham enjoys teaching chemistry, biochemistry, and pharmacology at local colleges.

Her laboratory research has focused on improving health outcomes in environmental chemistry, cancer therapeutics, and basic biochemistry protein structure-function.