TEAM

Founder and Executive Director

   in     Nina Vasan, MD, MBA   Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

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Nina Vasan, MD, MBA

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Vasan authored the Amazon #1 best-selling book Do Good Well, which has been used in 7 countries and was praised by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus as "the primer for social innovation.” She worked with Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan in the World Health Organization and served on the Obama Presidential Campaign’s Health Policy Advisory Committee. Dr. Vasan launched the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatry Innovation Lab, the country’s leading mental health tech innovation incubator, which has catalyzed 50+ mental health startups. She advised healthcare payers at McKinsey and most recently was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Venrock. She received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an AB in Government from Harvard College.

 
   in     Gowri Aragam, MD   Visiting Instructor, Stanford Department of Psychiatry  Clinical Faculty, Adult Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital  Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School

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Gowri Aragam, MD

Visiting Instructor, Stanford Department of Psychiatry

Clinical Faculty, Adult Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School

 
   in     Neha Chaudhary, MD   Visiting Instructor, Stanford Department of Psychiatry  Clinical Faculty, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital  Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School

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Neha Chaudhary, MD

Visiting Instructor, Stanford Department of Psychiatry

Clinical Faculty, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School

 

Dr. Aragam is the Co-Founder, Chief Clinical Officer, and Director of Education of Stanford Brainstorm. Her research focuses on understanding the translatability of systems and processes, conducted at the MGH Division of Global Psychiatry. She launched Stanford SOM’s first Virtual Reality Innovation Lab for Behavior Change, where she harnessed the power of education and cross-sector collaboration by bringing together professionals in medicine, business, and tech. She led Brainstorm’s clinical-industry partnership with MIT Solve, and is spearheading the country’s first university mental health incubator course this spring. Dr. Aragam was a Chief Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital. She received her MD from the University of Massachusetts and AB in Neurobiology from Harvard.

   in     Blair Ballard   Director of Operations  Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Blair Ballard

Director of Operations

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Leadership

Dr. Chaudhary is the Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer of Stanford Brainstorm. She worked at ABC News’ medical unit where her thought leadership appeared on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, 20/20, ABCNews.com and multiple social media sites including Twitter and KevinMD. Dr. Chaudhary is spearheading and co-authoring a book on how technology innovation is changing mental health and society, which was shortlisted by McKinsey and the Financial Times for Best Business Book Proposal of the Year. She worked as a business strategy consultant for Deloitte and was a winner of the Harvard Business School and Partners Health President’s Prize for Best Value-Based Healthcare Program Proposal. She was a Chief Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MGH/McLean.

Faculty & Affiliates

  Steven Adelsheim, MD   Clinical Professor, Director, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing

Steven Adelsheim, MD

Clinical Professor, Director, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing

  Belinda Bandstra, MD, MA   Clinical Associate Professor, Assistant Director of Residency Training

Belinda Bandstra, MD, MA

Clinical Associate Professor, Assistant Director of Residency Training

  Kim Bullock, MD   Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Virtual Reality & Immersive Technologies (VRIT) Lab

Kim Bullock, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Virtual Reality & Immersive Technologies (VRIT) Lab

 
  Kyle McKinley   Program Manager

Kyle McKinley

Program Manager

 

Fellows

   in     Zachary Harned   Stanford Law School + Symbolic Systems '20

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Zachary Harned

Stanford Law School + Symbolic Systems '20

   in     Josh Kornberg   Stanford GSB MBA + Symbolic Systems '20

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Josh Kornberg

Stanford GSB MBA + Symbolic Systems '20

 

Alumni

   in     Reza Hosseini Ghomi, MD, MSE

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Reza Hosseini Ghomi, MD, MSE

   in     Tiffany McKenzie   Stanford University '19 Symbolic Systems

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Tiffany McKenzie

Stanford University '19
Symbolic Systems

   in     Alex Ballestero   UMBC '22

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Alex Ballestero

UMBC '22

   in     Pippa Thompson   Stanford University '20

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Pippa Thompson

Stanford University '20

   in     Lisa Wang   Stanford University '20 Psychology & Philosophy

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Lisa Wang

Stanford University '20 Psychology & Philosophy

   in     Lauren Kazmierski   Stanford Health Care + Stanford GSB LEAD '17

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Lauren Kazmierski

Stanford Health Care + Stanford GSB LEAD '17

   in     Anika Nagpal   Stanford University '18 Human Biology

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Anika Nagpal

Stanford University '18
Human Biology

   in     Matilda Nickell   Stanford University '20 Symbolic Systems

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Matilda Nickell

Stanford University '20
Symbolic Systems

   in     Akanksha Jain   University of California, San Diego '21

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Akanksha Jain

University of California, San Diego '21

 
   in     Cody Rall, MD

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Cody Rall, MD

   in     Swathi Krishna, MD

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Swathi Krishna, MD

   in     Cynthia Chen

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Cynthia Chen

 
   in     Madeline Kalil

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Madeline Kalil

   in     Kenechi Ejebe, MD

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Kenechi Ejebe, MD