Manpreet K. Singh, MD MS


Bio:   Dr. Singh is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford. Her time is divided among the clinical, research, and teaching missions of department. She directs Stanford’s Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic, which is an integrated multidisciplinary clinic that aims to treat youth with a spectrum of mood disorders along a developmental continuum. She leads a team of child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, clinical and research postdoctoral fellows, residents, medical students, and research coordinators. Her research focuses on investigating the origins and pathways for developing mood disorders during childhood, as well as methods to protect and preserve function before and after the onset of early mood problems. Dr. Singh’s research team (Pediatric Emotion And Resilience Lab) conducts innovative research examining the neural, cognitive, and genetic underpinnings of pediatric mood disorders. She has extensive experience with multi-level investigations involving children and families, as well as clinical, neuroimaging, and dimensionally-based behavioral assessments. She recently completed her NIMH career development award that characterizes emotion regulation in healthy offspring of parents with bipolar disorder, and is now leading three independent NIMH funded studies examining the mechanisms of mood and other psychiatric disorders and their treatments among youth. She is extensively involved in collaborations aimed to investigate methods of treating problems associated with and leading up to mood disorders in youth. Specifically, she is examining the benefits of family focused psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, and medications in youth offspring of parents with bipolar disorder to reduce mood symptoms and family stress. She has also been reviewing the neural effects of medication and psychotherapy in youth. These areas of research hold considerable promise to impact our understanding of the core mechanisms and early interventions for pediatric onset mood disorders.

Professional Education

  • Internship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital (2007) OH
  • Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital (2007) OH
  • Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital (2007) OH
  • Board Certification: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2010)
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2009)
  • Medical Education: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (2002) MI
  • M.S., University of Michigan, Clinical Research & Statistics (2007)
  • Board Certification, Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2009)
  • Board Certification, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ABPN (2010)

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Michigan State University (2010)
  • Depression Fellow, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (2008-2010)
  • Young Investigator Award, NARSAD (2008-2010)
  • Pediatric Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health (2007-2011)
  • Dean's Fellowship for Post-doctoral Scholars, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007, 2008)
  • Resident Research Award, American Psychiatric Association (2007)
  • Adolescent Medicine Award, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2006-2007)