Dr. Singh is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and her multidisciplinary research investigates the neurobiology underlying mood disorders and related psychiatric conditions. Her team uses a clinical translational approach to examine neural circuit dynamics in the human brain in order to ascertain neurobiological correlates of behavior. A major focus of the research is directed to risk factors of mood disorders including genetics as well as developmental exposure and adaptation to early life and family environmental stress. Her team also conducts human clinical trials in developing novel therapies for youth onset mood disorders.
The Stanford Pediatric Mood Disorders Research Program promotes healthy brain development across the lifespan through a deeper understanding of how youth adapt to mood symptoms and stress to have successful transitions into adulthood. The program's bold vision is to prevent chronic and progressive mood disorder and to improve the mental health of children, adolescents, young adults, and families through globally recognized research, education, and innovation. The program’s research is multidisciplinary, bringing together experts from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, biostatistics, genetics, regulatory, and industry to seek answers for complex questions related to brain-behavior-environment relations in developing youth with and at risk for mood disorders, and to accelerate discovery of novel therapeutic strategies.