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Natalie Rasgon
Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Dean, Office of Academic Affairs
Member, Appointments and promotions committee SOM
Director, Stanford Women’s Health Component, Ph.D. Program, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
Director, Faculty Mentoring Program, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University
Director, Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health, Stanford University
Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow 2011-12
Supported by the Iris F. Litt, M.D Fund

Before joining Stanford in 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. She has been involved in neuroendocrine and brain imaging studies of estrogen effects on depressed menopausal women for the last ten years. In addition to her duties as a Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Rasgon is also 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) reproductive endocrine status of women with affective disorders, and (2) neurobiology of the effects of hormone therapy in aging women.

Further information about Dr. Rasgon is available on her website.