Allan Reiss

Allan L. Reiss, M.D. is the Robbins Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Pediatrics, and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR) at Stanford University. Dr. Reiss uses neuroimaging, genetic analyses, neurocognitive assessment and measurement of salient environmental factors to construct comprehensive models of human brain function in individuals with both typical and atypical learning and behavior. This work includes research focused on the neural bases of humor, positive emotion and resilience, human territorial behavior, cognitive enhancement and creativity. While providing new insights about brain function in individuals with typical learning and behavior, the results of this research are also intended to provide new ideas for more effectively preventing or treating individuals with learning and behavioral problems. Dr. Reiss is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.