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Ian Gotlib

Stanford University
United States of America


Ian H. Gotlib is the David Starr Jordan Professor of Psychology and Director of the Stanford Mood and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory at Stanford University. From 2005- 2010, Dr. Gotlib served as Senior Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, and he has been Chair of the Department of Psychology at Stanford since 2012. In his research, Dr. Gotlib is broadly examining psychological and biological factors that place individuals at increased risk for depression, as well as processes that are involved in recovery from this disorder. Dr. Gotlib is conducting research examining cognitive, social, endocrinological, and neural factors and genetics in depressed individuals, as well as predictors of depression in children at familial risk for developing this disorder. He is also examining the impact of innovative procedures to reduce young children’s risk for depression.

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Dr. Gotlib’s research is supported largely by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. He has also been funded by the National Health Research Development Program, the Medical Research Council of Canada, and the Hope for Depression Research Foundation. He has received the Distinguished Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders, the Joseph Zubin Award for lifetime research contributions to the understanding of psychopathology, the APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution, and the APS Distinguished Scientist Award. Dr. Gotlib has published over 450 scientific articles and has written or edited several books in the areas of depression and stress, including the Handbook of Depression with Constance Hammen. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Psychopathological Association, and is Past President of the Society for Research in Psychopathology.


  • Gotlib IH, Asarnow RF (1980) Independence of interpersonal and impersonal problemsolving skills: A reply to Rohsenow. J Consulting and Clinical Psychology 48: 286-288.

  • Gotlib IH, Asarnow RF (1979) Interpersonal and impersonal problem-solving skills in mildly and clinically depressed university students. J Consulting and Clinical Psychology 47: 86-95

  • Stone GL, Gotlib IH (1975) Effect of instructions and modeling on self-disclosure. J Counseling Psychology 22: 288-293

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