Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D., is a physician and board-certified psychiatrist. Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Stangler has served for over a decade as consultant to international family offices, creating and implementing programs of health, well-being, and resilience for multidimensional financial, legal, and educational organizations, and the individuals they serve.
Dr. Stangler has unique expertise in genetics and genomics and the applications of these transformative and disruptive technologies on families and family office organizations who serve them. She assists individuals, families, and organizations in negotiating not only the rapidly changing science, but also the profound ethical, social, legal, privacy, moral, and behavioral quandaries related to their use. She tailors a bespoke approach which incorporates personal values, mores, and culture, all critical components of decision-making in this new world of reading, writing, and creating biology.
In Spring 2017, she co-created with pgEd founder, Dr. Ting Wu, the first multidisciplinary summit, “Genes, Technology, and Incalculable Ethics: The Family Office of the Future”, hosted by the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Special guest Dr. George Church presented a unique session, “Bench to Business”, reminding a diverse audience about the critical foundation of pure basic science in the most compelling young genetics enterprises. Dr. Stangler has been named to the Advisory Board of pgEd. She recognizes the unique intimacy of genomics sciences and is committed to tailoring new philanthropic and impact investment endeavors which carry great personal meaning to donors and funders.
Another key area of focus is the interface between psychological and physical resilience and financial wealth. She studies wealth as a risk factor in human development and assists families of wealth and their advisors in negotiating this challenging terrain. Dr. Stangler utilizes her deep knowledge of the neurobiology of early childhood development to effect healthy resilient families.
She is devoted to the development of hyperagents of change, a new generation of philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors who couple financial capacity with resilient emotional disposition and moral compass. Hyperagents of change, enabled by technology’s transformative connectedness, are fundamentally recasting massive world challenges. These collaborative visionaries will create original solutions to problems of global poverty, health, climate, and social justice.
Dr. Stangler’s editorial options have been published in The New York Times, Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She has been cited and has contributed extensively to multiple major media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio.
Dr. Stangler is a certified consultant in the 21/64 network of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies. She is a senior member of the examining committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, determining standards of practice and professional competence for the field. Elected to the American College of Psychiatrists, she was also named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, where she has held many offices, including critical technology-related positions. Designer of the American Psychiatric Association’s Office of the Future, she was also President of the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry. An annual award was created to honor her legacy: the Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D. Award for Creativity in Technology in Psychiatry.