Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D., is a physician, board-certified psychiatrist and expert in applied genomics. 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.
Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Stangler is also Advisor to the Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, where she counsels the Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd), founded by Dr. Ting Wu.
Founder of Genome Advisory, the premier global consultancy, Dr. Stangler has unique expertise in genetics and genomics and the applications of these transformative and disruptive technologies. She assists individuals, families, family offices and enterprise, as well as organizations in negotiating not only the applications of this rapidly accelerating science, but also the profound ethical, social, legal, privacy, moral and behavioral quandaries related to its use. She tailors a bespoke approach which incorporates personal values, mores and culture, all critical components of decision-making in this exciting new world of reading, writing and creating biology.
In Spring 2017, she co-created with pgEd founder, Dr. Ting Wu, the first annual multidisciplinary summit, “Genes, Technology, and Incalculable Ethics: The Family Office of the Future”, hosted by the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Special guests have included Drs. George Church, Cliff Tabin, Susan Dymecki, Bruce Yankner and David Sinclair. Dr. Stangler recognizes the unique intimacy of genomics sciences and is committed to assisting families with new philanthropic and legacy endeavors which carry great personal meaning to donors and funders.
A key area of her professional focus is the interface between resilience and 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 has contributed 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.