Dr. Craig Barr Taylor, Stanford University
Dr. Barr Taylor is a Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus, through the Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Behavioral Medicine and was formerly the Director of the Stanford Psychiatry Residency Training Program for 15 years. Dr. Taylor has a secondary appointment at Palo Alto University as a research faculty member and is the Creator and Co-Director of the Center for m2Health. Throughout the span of his extensive career, Dr. Taylor has been awarded a countless number of grants from the National Institue of Health (NIH), has collaborated with the top researchers in the clinical field across the globe, has become an expert on the etiology, maintenance and treatment of anxiety disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, major depressive disorder, cardiovascular disease, smoking cessation, and more, and has authored over hundreds of articles relating to these disorders. In the last two decades, Dr. Taylor has become well regarded as a pioneer in the field of mobile mental health technology for his work on developing and implementing technologically-enhanced interventions. He is committed to providing affordable, accessible, tailored and evidence-based treatment to individuals in need, especially those who are particularly vulnerable to the aforementioned disorders, such as college students. In recognition of his work, Dr. Taylor was elected to The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters in 2002 and was recently awarded the Lori Irving Award of Excellence in Prevention by the National Eating Disorders Association for his groundbreaking research on identifying and treating risk factors for women suffering from eating disorders. Given their combined expertise on eating disorder and obesity prevention, Dr. Taylor co-developed the StayingFit program with Dr. Denise Wilfley at Washington University in St. Louis with the hope that students worldwide could benefit from the health and fitness tips that are offered in the program.