Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences

Associate Chairman

James Lock, M.D., Ph.D.James Lock
Professor- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

401 Quarry Rd.,
Stanford, CA 94305

MC 5719

Tel Work (650) 723-5473
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Academic Profile


Dr. Lock is Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he also serves as Psychiatric Director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Care Unit at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Director of the Eating Disorder Program in the Division of Child Psychiatry. 

Dr. Lock is board certified in general and adult psychiatry. He completed is training in General Psychiatry at the  Neuropsychiatric Institute and Brentwood VA Hospitals at UCLA where he also completed a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison psychiatry.  Dr. Lock completed his Child Psychiatry fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at U.C. Davis.   Dr. Lock also completed a Ph.D. at Emory University’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters in Health Services Research at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Lock’s research interests include 1) treatment intervention and outcome in eating disorders in youth and adults; 2) neural correlates of cognitive processes in eating disorders, 3) characterization of neurocognitive style and endophenotypes of cognitive style in eating disorders; and 4) dissemination and implementation of evidence based treatments for eating disorders..  He has received three Career Development Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has been the Principal Investigator (PI) on 4 completed NIH grants is PI on 5 currently funded NIH awards. He has published 8 books and over 200 publications including peer reviewed papers and book chapters. Dr. Lock also serves on the Department of Psychiatry Appointments and Promotions Committee. 

Dr.Lock is a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders and a recipient of the Price Family Foundation for Research Excellence awarded by the National Association of Eating Disorders in 2010.  For additional information and a list of publications, please click on the above Academic Profile link.

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