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Chris Hayward, M.D., M.P.H.

Phone Number: 

(650) 723-2194 


Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas: 

Developmental Psychopathology


Dr. Hayward received an M.P.H. (1982) in epidemiology from the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley and his M.D. (1984) from the University of California at San Francisco.  He completed his residency training in psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center and participated in research fellowships in the Laboratory for the Study of Behavioral Medicine at Stanford and the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention. In 1989 Dr. Hayward was appointed Medical Director of the Medical Psychiatry Inpatient Service at Stanford University Hospital.  In 1995 he was promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University.  In 2000 he was appointed Chief of Hospital Based Services for the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Hayward's research has focused on the emergence of internalizing disorders during adolescence.  His interests are in the epidemiology of adolescent psychopathology in school-based studies and the role of puberty in determining onset of internalizing disorders in adolescent girls in particular.  He studies risk factors for the onset of adolescent panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. Dr. Hayward helped to establish the Stanford Center on Adolescence, a multidisciplinary research and training center funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, where he is now Associate Director.  Dr. Hayward is actively involved in medical education and is the instructor for the beginning psychiatry course of medical students.  In 1994 Dr. Hayward was awarded teacher of the year by graduating residents.



1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: (800) 818-6136 Fax: (650) 433-3888





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