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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychiatry
Bio Dr. Leonardo Tozzi graduated as a Medical Doctor from Pisa University and Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in 2013. Immediately thereafter, his interest in the investigation of mood disorders using Magnetic Resonance Imaging led him to join the R'Birth Consortium, a Marie Curie Initial Training Network spanning across 7 European countries. In 2017, he was awarded his Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin for his research on the interaction between genetic risk factors, epigenetic modifications and environmental stressors as predictors of structural and functional brain changes related to Major Depression.
Dr. Tozzi joined Williams PANLab at Stanford University at the start of 2018 as a post-doctoral fellow within the framework of the Human Connectome Project. His goal is to use functional and structural connectivity analyses to develop precision psychiatry metrics related to the biology underpinning anxiety and depression. By combining connectomics and predictive algorithms, he also aims to assess the potential of these measures for clinical applications such as guiding treatment selection and estimating therapy response.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Enhancing the role of informal caregivers in chronic disease self-management; assessment and treatment of mental illness in primary care settings; psychosocial antecedents and consequences of cardiovascular disease.
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bio Mickey Trockel is the Director of Evidence Based Innovation for the Stanford University School of Medicine WellMD Center. His development of novel measurement tools has led to growing focus on professional fulfillment as a foundational aim of efforts to promote physician well-being. His scholarship also identifies interpersonal interactions at work as a modifiable core determinate of an organizational culture that cultivates wellness.
Dr. Trockel serves as the chair of the Physician Wellness Academic Consortium Scientific Board, which is a group of academic medical centers working together to improve physician wellbeing. The consortium sites have adopted the physician wellness assessment system Dr. Trockel and his colleagues have developed, which offers longitudinal data for benchmarking and natural experiment based program evaluation. His previous research included focus on college student health, and evaluation of the efficacy of a national evidence based psychotherapy dissemination effort. His more recent scholarship has focused on physician wellbeing. He is particularly interested in developing and demonstrating the efficacy of interventions designed to promote wellbeing by improving social culture determinants of wellbeing across student groups, employee work teams, or larger organizations.
Jason M Tucciarone
Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Psychiatry
Bio Jason received his bachelors degree in biology and philosophy from Union College. He spent three years as a Post-Baccalaureate IRTA fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke investigating and developing MRI reportable contrast agents to map neuronal connectivity. Following this he entered the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) at SUNY Stony Brook University. There he completed a doctoral dissertation in neuroscience under the mentorship Dr. Josh Huang at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. His thesis work employed mouse genetic dissections of excitatory and inhibitory cortical circuits with a focus on the circuitry of chandelier inhibitory interneurons in prefrontal cortex. He is currently a resident physician in Stanford Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences? research residency track. His research interests include uncovering circuit mechanisms of psychiatric disorders with hopeful applications to novel therapeutics.
Jack Lewis Turban III
Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other
Bio Jack Turban MD MHS is a researcher, medical journalist, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is co-editor of the book Pediatric Gender Identity: Gender-affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth.
Dr. Turban's research focuses on the determinants of mental health among transgender and gender diverse youth. He led the team that published the first study to link gender identity conversion therapy (attempts to force transgender people to be cisgender) to suicide attempts and the first study to show that access to pubertal suppression during adolescence is associated with lower odds of suicidality among transgender and gender diverse people. His research and perspectives pieces have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA Pediatrics, JAMA Psychiatry, Pediatrics, The American Journal of Public Health, and The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, among others. His was awarded Best Clinical Perspectives Piece by The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 2017 and 2018. His manuscript on pubertal suppression for transgender youth was awarded best paper in the journal Pediatrics (the official journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics) in 2020. His research has been cited in major court cases regarding the civil rights of transgender people in the U.S., in state legislative debates around the country, and in the United Nations? independent expert report on conversion therapy.
Dr. Turban is a frequent opinion contributor, and his writing on gender, sexuality, and policy has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Vox, Scientific American, The Hill, STAT, and Psychology Today, among others. He is a member of the editorial board of Psychiatric Times.
Dr. Turban is regularly consulted by the media to comment on issues regarding child and adolescent mental health and topics related to LGBTQ health. He and his work have been quoted over 100 times for outlets including NPR?s All Things Considered, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, ABC?s 20/20 with Diane Sawyer, The New York Times, NBC News, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Vox, Reuters, GQ, Vogue, CBC, and Vanity Fair, among others. He has consulted for the U.S. Department of Defense and major tech companies on issues related to LGBTQ mental health. He currently serves on the scientific advisory board for The Upswing Fund, a collaborative fund created by Melinda Gates to support adolescent mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Turban graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude with a B.A. in neurobiology. He earned his MD and MHS degrees from Yale School of Medicine, where he was an HHMI medical research fellow and graduated with highest honors with an award winning thesis entitled, ?Evolving Treatment Paradigms for Transgender Youth.? He completed his adult psychiatry training at MGH/McLean (Harvard Medical School).
He has several active research projects through The Fenway Institute, The McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is a member of the media committee of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the council on communications for The American Psychiatric Association.
Laura Turner-Essel, PhD
Program Manager, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Role at Stanford Program Manager, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences