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Natalie L. Rasgon

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Psychiatry Department 401 Quarry Rd MC 5723 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 724-6689 Fax (650) 724-3144
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 724-6689
    Alternate Contact
    Norma Costello Research Coordinator Tel Work (650) 736-2182
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Bio

Dr. Rasgon is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Rasgon has been involved in longitudinal placebo-controlled neuroendocrine studies for over two decades, and she has been involved in neuroendocrine and brain imaging studies of estrogen effects on depressed menopausal women for over 10 years. In addition to her duties as a Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Rasgon is also the Director of the Stanford Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Medicine. She has an extensive history of teaching and mentoring, and many of her trainees have secured independent faculty positions in academia.

Clinical Focus

  • Psychiatry
  • Women's Health

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Dean, Office of Academic Affairs (2012 - 2013)
  • Director, Stanford Center for Neuroscience in Women's Health (2002 - present)
  • Member, Appointments and promotions committee SOM (2009 - 2012)
  • Director, Stanford Women’s Health Component, Ph.D. Program, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (2009 - present)
  • Director, Faculty Mentoring Program, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University (2009 - present)
  • Director, Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health, Stanford University (2007 - present)
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Honors and Awards

  • Fellowship, Stanford Clayman Institute for Gender Research (2011)
  • Elected to Database, Best Doctors in America (November 2012)
  • Lila A. Wallis Award, American Medical Women’s Association (2010)
  • International Scientist of the Year, International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England (2002)
  • Leo G. Rigler, M.D. Award for Academic Achievement, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (1995)
  • Diploma with Highest Honors, Odessa Medical Institute (1980)
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Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Reproductive Biology and Health (2014 - present)
  • Guest Editor, Bipolar Disorders (2013 - present)
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Bipolar Disorders (2012 - present)
  • Editor, Journal of Behavioral & Social Science Issues (2012 - present)
  • Senior Editory, American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disease (2012 - present)
  • Consultant, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Neuroscience Medical Strategy (2012 - present)
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1998)
Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center CA (1996)
Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center CA (1995)
Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center CA (1993)
Medical Education: Odessa Medical Institute, Russia (1980)
PhD: Academy of Medical Sciences, Pathological Physiology (1988)
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Courses

2013-14

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Postdoctoral Advisees

Rania AwaadThalia Robakis

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Rasgon is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Stanford School of Medicine. Before joining Stanford in October 2002, Dr. Rasgon obtained an M.D. from the U.S.S.R. in 1980, a Ph.D. in Reproductive Endocrinology in 1988 from the Central Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education, and a Ph.D. in Pathological Physiology from the Central Research Institute of General Pathology & Pathological Physiology Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, USSR. In addition, Dr. Rasgon was an NSRA Research Fellow at the Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA School of Medicine from 1995-1996, an Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, and the Director of the UCLA Menopause-Related Mood Disorders Program, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital.

Dr. Rasgon has been involved in longitudinal placebo-controlled neuroendocrine studies for nearly two decades, and she has been involved in neuroendocrine and brain imaging studies of estrogen effects on depressed menopausal women for the last eight years. It should be noted that in addition to her duties as a Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Rasgon is also the Director of the Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Program and the Women's Wellness Program in the Department of Psychiatry. Research in the Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Program, which Dr. Rasgon founded, focuses on the interaction between reproductive hormones and brain function. Research efforts of the lab are concentrated in two areas: (1) the reproductive endocrine status of women with affective disorders, and (2) the neurobiology of the effects of hormone therapy in aging women.

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