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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics), of Education and of Psychology
Bio Dr. Jason Yeatman is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Stanford University. Dr. Yeatman completed his PhD in Psychology at Stanford where he studied the neurobiology of literacy and developed new brain imaging methods for studying the relationship between brain plasticity and learning. After finishing his PhD, he took a faculty position at the University of Washington?s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences before returning to Stanford.
As the director of the Brain Development and Education Lab, the overarching goal of his research is to understand the mechanisms that underlie the process of learning to read, how these mechanisms differ in children with dyslexia, and to design literacy intervention programs that are effective across the wide spectrum of learning differences. His lab employs a collection of structural and functional neuroimaging measurements to study how a child?s experience with reading instruction shapes the development of brain circuits that are specialized for this unique cognitive function.
Ann Ming Yeh
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
Bio Dr. Ann Ming Yeh is a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University in Pediatric Gastroenterology and practices at Lucile Packard Children?s Hospital and Stanford Children?s Health. She completed her residency and GI fellowship at Stanford University.
Dr. Yeh?s research interests include diet therapies for inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and integrative medicine for pediatric gastroenterology. She has presented her work on fatty liver, inflammatory bowel disease and integrative medicine at national meetings.
She completed a two-year distance learning fellowship through the University of Arizona?s Center for Integrative Medicine where she gained additional expertise in mind-body therapies, botanicals, and nutritional supplements. With skill and compassion, Dr. Yeh treats her patients with a comprehensive, evidence-based, holistic approach. She is also a formally trained and board-certified medical acupuncturist. She is currently the program director for the nation?s premier fellowship for Pediatric Integrative Medicine at Stanford.
Outside of medicine, she enjoys yoga, gardening, hiking, and traveling with her family.
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests MedEd, diverse workforce, belonging and professional identity in UIM trainee
Sophia Yen, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Emergency contraception access, availability, knowledge.
Pediatric obesity and its treament with videogames and pedometers.
Adolescent use and access to contraception.
Using computers to educate patients during waiting time.
Determinants of Tampon use/initiation.
Health needs of adolescents in local high schools. Obesity, exercise, mental health, reproductive health.
Attitudes towards a reproductive health clinic - parents perspective, adolescents.
Instructor, Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes
Bio Dessi completed her PhD at York University in Toronto, Canada under the supervision of Dr. Michael Riddell in 2018. Her PhD research focused on strategies to reduce dysglycemia around exercise in adults with type 1 diabetes. Dessi is currently an Instructor at Stanford working under the supervision of Dr. David Maahs. Her research focuses on exercise physiology and blood glucose management in type 1 diabetes.