Prof Dan Stein

Dan J Stein is Professor and Chair of the Dept of Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town, Director of the South African Medical Research Council’s Unit on Risk & Resilience in Mental Disorders, and Scientific Director of UCT’s Neuroscience Institute. Dan’s training includes doctoral degrees in both clinical neuroscience and philosophy, and a post-doctoral fellowship in psychopharmacology. He is a clinician-scientist-advocate whose work has long focused on anxiety and related disorders, including obsessive-compulsive spectrum conditions and posttraumatic stress disorder. His approach is integrative, moving between bench (laboratory neuroscience), bed (clinical research), and bundu (public health). He has influenced the field by collaboration (across South Africa, Africa, and the world), by mentorship (his mentees have worked on a range of topics relevant to South Africa and Africa, and they occupy leadership posts in a number of areas including addiction psychiatry, child  health, liaison psychiatry, neurogenetics, neuroimaging, neuropsychiatry, public mental health, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy), and by publication (Google h-index > 130, perhaps the highest of any African scientist).

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