© 2016 by The Stanford CHIPAO

    C.H.I.P.A.O.

    Communication Health Interactive for Parents and Others

    C.H.I.P.A.O.

    Communication Health Interactive for Parents of Adolescents and Others
    Meet The Team

    Rona Hu, MD

    Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

    Dr. Hu is Medical Director of the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Stanford Hospital, specializing in the care of those with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar and depression. She completed medical school and residency in psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and fellowships in Pharmacology and Schizophrenia Research through the National Institutes of Health. She is also active in the minority issues and cultural psychiatry, and has received regional and national recognition for her clinical care, research and teaching.

    She is the founder of CHIPAO and you can read her welcome letter here.

    Steve Sust, MD

    Assistant Clinical Professor. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford University

    Dr. Sust received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at George Washington University, worked as a psychiatric technician at a Virginia State Psychiatric hospital and conducted imaging genetics research at the NIMH with Dr. Daniel Weinberger's group. He received his MD at the University of Viginia, then completed adult psychiatry residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at Stanford University in the Community Track. Dr. Sust grew up in downtown Philadelphia as a middle child in a traditional Chinese household during the 80's, and with his unique journey fostered a strong academic interest in Asian Mental Health and Cultural Psychiatry, which he continues to pursue in his early career promoting integrated behavioral health at Asian primary care clinics within the Bay Area.

    Bibi Das, MD

    Psychiatrist, Private Practice

    Dr. Bibi Das is a Psychiatrist who finished her residency and fellowship at Stanford and worked at the anxiety disorder clinic at stanford before starting her private practice in palo alto. She is an immigrant and a mother of a teenager.

    Amy Poon, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Stanford University

    Dr. Poon received her MD at University of California, San Francisco, and has completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at Stanford University. She is the Training Director for the Student Mental Health Fellowship at Stanford. Her interests include college mental health, suicide prevention, and fighting stigma related to mental illness. In her clinical practice, she provides combination treatment consisting of medications and therapy.

    Vicki Harrison, MSW

    Program Manager for the Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

    Ms. Harrison has more than eighteen years of experience developing and managing early intervention programs. Currently as Program Manager at Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing, she manages youth outreach activities, pursuing opportunities to increase access to behavioral health services, and through training and program development. Her past work includes presiding over the Board of Directors for a community-based, non-profit, parent-child center; development and national implementation of health promotion programs for children and adolescents in schools, including parent-child communication curriculum. Also, she has led a web-based health and wellness pilot into a robust program, and built the prevention and wellness portfolio for a large California health plan.

    Megan Baker, MD

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

    Graduate of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Community Track Fellowship, Stanford University

    Dr.Baker received her MD at University of California, San Francisco, and completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at Stanford University. Currently she is a second year Community Track fellow at Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Stanford University. She is also an APA Public Psychiatry fellow and was recently selected for a new SAMHSA/AACAP Virtual Fellowship, to work on a system-of-care related project. She is interested in issues that affect the mental health of children, teens, and families in our community, with a particular focus on foster youth and systems of care.

    Paula Tran, MD

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

    Graduate of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Stanford University


    Dr.Tran received her MD at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and completed her Adult Psychiatry residency training at University of California, San Francisco. She is currently the Co-Chief Fellow at Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Stanford University. Her professional interests include interdisciplinary collaboration, advocacy, and policy work, and Asian-American Mental Health.

    Grace Liu, MD

    Private Practice Psychiatrist, Palo Alto, CA

    Graduate of Stanford University Psychiatry Residency Program

    Dr. Grace Liu received her undergraduate degree and MD from the University of Michigan. Growing up bi-culturally in China and the United States, she has a personal and professional interest in exploring the cross cultural issues in psychological development and psyhciatric manifestations.

    Joanne Lee, MD MS

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Stanford Psychiatry 

    Graduate of Stanford University Adult Psychiatry Residency Program

    Dr. Joanne Lee received her BS/MS from University of California, San Diego, and her MD from University of California, Los Angeles. She is interested in cultural differences in psychiatric symptoms and manifestations, as well as community outreach, education, and promotion of mental health services in the Asian-American population. Also, as a 1.5 generation Korean-American and Palo Alto High School graduate, teen suicide issue in PAUSD is a topic close to her heart. 

    Grace Lee, MD

    Clinical Instructor, Stanford Psychiatry 

    Graduate of Stanford University Adult Psychiatry Residency Program

    Dr. Grace Lee received her MD at the University of Texas at Houston and has graduated from Stanford Adult Psychiatry Program. Her interests include Community and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and she is committed to working with vulnerable youth. While in medical school, she was involved in educating front-line physicians on how to identify, and provide tailored care to patients in the sex trafficking industry. She is also interested in Asian-American mental health and working to reduce mental illness stigma. 

    Bharat Sampathi, BA

    Psychiatry Resident, Kaiser-San Jose

    Bharat Sampathi received his BA from Wayne State University and received his MD at University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. As a Palo Alto native and Henry M. Gunn High School graduate, he is committed to using his own personal experiences to help prevent future suicide clusters in the Bay Area. He aspires to be a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and is specifically interested in Asian-American mental health, suicide prevention, and working to de-stigmatize mental illnesses.

    Jason Li

    Medical Student, Harvard Univeristy


    Jason Li studied human biology and creative writing as an undergraduate student at Stanford. While at Stanford, he served as a Northern California Youth Ambassador to the White House Initiative on AAPIs, worked as a peer counselor, organized Stanford's Annual Asian American Issues Conference, and edited the Stanford Journal of Public Health. He is deeply invested in advancing cultural psychiatry and minority rights, he has researched China's mental health policy at Peking University and designed mental health intervention programs for China's left-behind children. Originally from Los Angeles, he is committed to working tirelessly to fight against mental health stigma, empower minority communities, and build a world of health care access and social justice. He is also the writer of the vignette, "Awkward hug".  Since graduating from Stanford, Jason worked as a Fulbright Scholar and now attends Harvard Medical School working towards his MD. 

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