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Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D., is Clinical Professor Emerita at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and former Sports Medicine Faculty at the University of Washington.

Dr. Stangler brings to her clinical perspective 30+ years of academic and international consulting, as well as expertise developed in her distinguished medical practices in New York and Seattle.

Founder and Principal of  Genome Advisory, a global life sciences consultancy, Dr. Stangler was awarded a Certificate of Achievement in the HMX Genetics Program at Harvard Medical School. She is the author of a book chapter, “The Neuroscience of Change”, for a new textbook, “Implementation of Personalized Precision Medicine”, scheduled to be printed by Elsevier Press in 2023.

Dr. Stangler was elected to the American College of Psychiatrists. She was also named Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, where she has held many national offices.

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In collaboration with Harvard Business School (HBS), Dr. Stangler co-authored and assists in the teaching of the first genetics case study in the HBS Family Office Executive Education Program. Her second case profiled Zak Pym Williams, son of Robin Williams, in the context of mental health in the family office. In 2023 she debuted her third co-authored study, addressing the Staglin Family, founders of One Mind, one of the world’s most prominent brain health nonprofit organizations.

Dr. Stangler has also served as Advisor to Harvard Medical SchoolDepartment of Genetics, in support of pgEd, the Personal Genetics Education Project.

As senior member of the examining committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, she helped shape standards for certification of psychiatrists.

Chair of the Aspen Brain Institute Scientific Advisory Council, Dr. Stangler hosted the several year Virtual Expert Series in Brain Health, broadcast to over 60 countries. A sought-after keynote speaker at major medical conferences, she regularly contributes to multiple national media outlets.

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Family Office Advisor:

Dr. Stangler has worked with family members, family office principals and trustees of distinguished family offices around the world. Dr. Stangler served for over a decade as the in-house Chief Health and Wellbeing Officer in a family office based in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Barbados. In this role she functioned as the organization’s psychological and medical advisor. In that capacity she translated genomics and epigenetics breakthroughs to enhance health and longevity, mitigate risk and promote enduring family legacy.

As Advisor to the Personal Genetics Education Project at Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics, she was co-creator of several symposia: “Genes, Technology and Incalculable Ethics: The Family Office of the Future“. These events gathered the world’s most prominent geneticists with global family office principals and advisors to address life science entrepreneurship, investment and ethics.

Dr. Stangler is a frequently invited guest of global family office conferences, speaking about psychological and interpersonal issues related to wealth. She also addresses the essential role of DNA sciences, especially genomics and epigenetics, in strategic planning, including governance, succession and legacy creation. She is also active in the family office press and podcast world. The New York Times has published multiple pieces by Dr. Stangler on the state of the family office.

“Science has taught us that our genes are not our absolute destiny. With every thought, emotion and experience, we act as the epigenetic engineer of our cells, our body and our life.”

Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D.

“Psychotherapy has always been a powerful epigenetic intervention. Only now do we understand it as definitive, actionable science.”

Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D.

“Epigenetics is a powerful new lens, a force multiplier of positive change, and a source of agency when it is most needed.”

Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D.