Karen J. Parker

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Karen J. Parker
Assistant Professor (Research) in Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, School of Medicine
Member, Bio-X
Member, Child Health Research Institute

Karen J. Parker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine. Before coming to Stanford, Dr. Parker recieved her A.B. in Psychology (1994), and Ph.D. in Biological Psychology (2000), from the University of Michigan. Her current research focuses on Oxytocin and vasopressin brain systems and their relationship to social functioning and pathology; stress, coping, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis physiology; autism and major depression.

Further information about Dr. Parker is available from her website