Faculty & Senior Research Staff

Allan Reiss, MD 
Director

Allan L. Reiss, MD is the Howard C. Robbins Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR) at Stanford University School of Medicine. 

Email: areiss1



Jennifer Bruno, PhD 
Instructor

Dr. Bruno is a cognitive neuroscientist specializing in human brain development. The overarching goal of her research is to inform and advance clinical care and heath policy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Email: jenbruno



Xu Cui, PhD 
Research Associate

Dr. Cui uses brain imaging technologies (fMRI and NIRS) to study how live brain works and to interpret the brain signal using machine learning methods. He received his PhD in Baylor College of Medicine and B.S. in Beijing University.

Email: cuixu


Lara Foland-Ross, PhD
Lab Manager/Research Associate

Email: lfolandross



Tamar Green, MD
Instructor

Email: tgreen2



Scott Hall, PhD
Associate Professor

Scott Hall's primary area of interest is understanding the pathogenesis of problem behaviors shown by individuals diagnosed with neurogenetic disorders such as fragile X syndrome, Cornelia de Lange syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome.

Email: hallss



David Hong, MD
Assistant Professor

Email: dshong



Hadi Hosseini, PhD 
Assistant Professor

Hadi is a computational/cognitive neuroscientist investigating large-scale structural and functional brain networks in various neuropsychiatric disorders using multimodal neuroimaging, graph theoretical and multivariate pattern analyses techniques. He is also working on developing novel NIRS-based neurofeedback interventions to enhance executive functions.

Email: hoesseiny



Booil Jo, PhD 
Associate Professor

Dr. Jo is Associate professor (biostatistics) with expertise in latent variable modeling and causal inference.  Her current focus is in developing statistical methods and inferential strategies for clinical trials and intervention studies accounting for various complications such as treatment noncompliance, missing data, clustering, mediation, and longitudinal heterogeneity.

Email: booil



Amy Lightbody, PhD
Senior Research Associate

Email: amy.lightbody


Ning Liu, PhD 
Research Associate

Dr. Liu has over 10 years educational and research experiences in Biomedical imaging and is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed scientific publications and conference papers. Her current research focus on the following projects: development of neurofeedback-based intervention paradigms to enhance cognitive functions of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD); investigation of neuroimaging as a biomarker for children with ASD and PTSD; development of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) as a stand alone technique and in combination with functional MRI for cognitive studies; development of hyperscan technique to study neural mechanisms for social cognition.

Email: ningl



Paul Mazaika, PhD 
Associate Director, Computational Neuroimaging

Dr. Mazaika is the Associate Director for Computational Neuroimaging. After a successful career developing smart image processing algorithms for industry, he is currently applying new methods to interpret brain image data to help understand the impacts of disease on brain development and function.

Email: mazaika



Tawny Mount
Grants Manager

Email: tawnym


Mira Raman, MS
Lead Scientific Programer

Email: mraman



Reiko Riley, MPH
Administrative Lab Manager

Reiko is the Administrative Manager of the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR). She is also a recent graduate of the San Jose State University Master of Public Health program, which enables her to enhance both her administrative skills with knowledge of scientific methods.

Email: reikor


Manish Saggar, PhD
Assistant Professor

Manish is a computational neuroscientist and focuses on developing novel experimental designs and computational analyses to better understand typical and atypical brain functioning. His current research projects include - (a) finding neural correlates of creativity and its enhancement; (b) developing multi-person fMRI paradigms to assess the neural correlates of live social interaction; and (c) constructing methods to characterize and model dynamics of brain’s intrinsic activity. Manish is also part of Stanford’s d.school teaching team, where he is actively involved in teaching design thinking principles and their relation to mental health.

Email: saggar



Gisela Sandoval, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research.

Email: gsandoval



Post Doctoral Fellows and Visiting Researchers

Joseph Baker, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: jbaker2



Glorilee Harper, MD
Clinical Instructor/Postdoctoral Scholar

Email:  gharper



Debra Karhson, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Email:  dkarhson



Megan Klabunde, PhD
Clinical Instructor/Postdoctoral Scholar

Licensed Psychologist #26429 in California
Board Certified Biofeedback Specialist.

Email: mklabunde



John Leikauf, MD
Postdoctoral Scholar

 

Email: jleikauf



Naama Mayseless, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

 

Email: nmay



Adrienne Mueller, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: alm04



Joseph Baker, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: jbaker2



Stefani O'Donoghue, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: stefani1



Gavin Tempest, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: stefani1


Research and Administrative Staff

Lindsay Chromik, MS
Clinical Research Coordinator

Email: lchromik


Soujanya Gade, MS
Clinical Research Coordinator

Soujanya has a M.S. in Child Development from San Diego State University and a B.S. in Psychology from University of Washington Seattle.  Her master’s thesis study is on cognitive development and adaptive outcomes in children with Autism.   Soujanya’s experience working with children and adolescents ranges from administering neurodevelopmental assessments to implementing interventions in both research and clinical settings.  She joined the Early Childhood School Age Brain Development Study team in July 2014.

Email:  sgade


Jennifer Goubeaud, M.A., BCBA
Clinical Research Coordinator

Email: jgoubeau


Andrew Gundran, MS
Research Assistant

Email: agundran


Alexandra Ishak, BS
Research Assistant

Email: ishak


Matthew Marzelli, MS
Sr. Research Assistant

Email: marzelli


Kat Monlux, M.S., BCBA
Clinical Research Coordinator

Email: kmonlux


Alexi Onopa, MS
Data Analyst

Email: onopa


Aaron Piccirilli, BS
Research Assistant

Email: picc


Sharon Bade Shrestha, BS
Research Assistant

Email:  sharonbs


Laila Soudi, MSc
Research Assistant

Email:  lsoudi


Atanas Stankov, MS
Data Analyst

Email: astankov


Alex Tayts
System Administrator

Email: atayts


Gabby Tong, BA
Research Assistant

Email:  khtong


Ali Touros, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator

Email:  atouros


Stanford Collaborators

Tandy Aye, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

Email: taye



Bruce Buckinham, MD

Professor of pediatrics (endocrinology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

Email: buckingham



Alan Schatzberg, MD

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Email: afschatz



Victor Carrion, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center

Email: vcarrion



Kiki Chang, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center

Email: kchang88



Gary Glover, PhD

Gary Glover research interests encompass the physics and mathematics of imaging with Magnetic Resonance. Presently my research is directed in part towards exploration of rapid MRI scanning methods using spiral and other non-Cartesian k-space trajectories for dynamic imaging of function.

Email: gary.glover



Joachim Hallmayer, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Email: joachimh



Antonio Hardan, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center.

Email: hardanay



Lynne Huffman

Associate professor (teaching) of pediatrics (neonatology) and, by courtesy, of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.

Email: lynne.huffman



David Lyons, PhD

Email: dmlyons


Kirk Neely, MD

Clinical Professor, Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes.

Email: ekneely



Manpreet Singh, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital.

Email: mksingh



David Spiegal, MD

Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the academic faculty since 1975. He is Past President of the American College of Psychiatrists, and Past President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Email: dan.spiegal



Margo Thienemann, MD

Email: mthiene

Extramural Collaborators

Roy Beck, MD, PhD

DirecNet Research in Children Network, Jaeb Center for Health Research



Jessica Black, PhD

Humor Study in Children, Boston College



Doron Gothelf, MD

Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University



Brian Haas, PhD

Williams Syndrome, University of Georgia


Heather Hazlett. PhD

Fragile X Brain Development, University of North Carolina



Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Francisco



Nelly Mauras, MD

DirecNet Research in Children Network, Nemours Children's Clinic



Nancy Minshew, MD

Autism Research, University of Pittsburgh



Joseph Piven, MD

Fragile X Brain Development, University of North Carolina



Katrina Reudy

DirecNet Research in Children Network, Jaeb Center for Health Research



Judith Ross, MD

Klinefelter Syndrome, Thomas Jefferson University



William Tamborlane, MD

DirecNet Research in Children Network, Yale University



Eva Tsalikian, MD

DirecNet Research in Children Network, Children's Hospital of Iowa



Stuart Weinzimer, MD

DirecNet Research in Children Network, Yale University



Neil White, MD

DirecNet Research in Children Network, Washington University