Manpreet K. Singh, MD MS

Manpreet K. Singh, MD MS


Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development)

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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.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Office of the Registrar (2002) MI
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2010)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry (2009)
  • Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital (2007) OH
  • Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital (2007) OH
  • Internship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital (2007) OH
  • 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
  • Adolescent Medicine Award, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2006-2007)
  • Best Paper in Depression/Suicide published in JAACAP, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2019)
  • Blanche F. Ittleson Award for Research in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association (APA) and APA Foundation (2019)
  • Chairman's Award for Excellence in Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2018)
  • Dean's Fellowship for Post-doctoral Scholars, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007, 2008)
  • Depression Fellow, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (2008-2010)
  • Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Michigan State University (2010)
  • Honorable Mention for the Gerald R. Klerman Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Achievement, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (2012)
  • NCDEU New Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (2011)
  • Pediatric Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health (2007-2011)
  • Resident Research Award, American Psychiatric Association (2007)
  • Samuel Gershon Award for Junior Investigators, International Society for Bipolar Disorders (2014)
  • Virginia Q. Anthony Outstanding Woman Leader Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2021)
  • Young Investigator Award, NARSAD (2008-2010)

Administrative Appointments
  • Faculty Affiliate, Wu Tang Neurosciences Institute (2019 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford Diabetes Research Center (2017 - Present)
  • Member, Education Committee, Child Health Research Institute (2018 - Present)


Clinical Trials

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Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Specializing In

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Obesity and Overweight
  • Psychoanalytic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychotropic Medication Management
  • Stress Management and Anxiety
  • Women's Health

Practice Locations

LPCH- Psychiatry Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

401 Quarry Rd

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-5511

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