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Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Specialty Areas

Pediatric nephrology, child psychiatry, adult psychiatry, and research regarding mental health in chronic disease

Education and Experience

BS: Biomedical Engineering Summa Cum Laude, NC State University, 2005; MD: Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine, 2010; Triple Board Resident: University of Utah, 2010-2015; Pediatric Hospitalist: Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Tucson Medical Center, 2015-2017; Pediatric Nephrology Fellow: University of Washington, 2017-2020; MS Epidemiology, University of Washington: 2020; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, 2020 – present.

Personal Statement

I hope to use my combined experience in psychiatry, pediatrics, and nephrology as a starting point to providing holistic care for my patients. My clinical and research interests are geared toward understanding how we can best support patients and their families through exploring the relationship between mental and physical health. While my clinic home is in pediatric nephrology, I believe that knowledge about how to navigate a life with chronic kidney disease can be useful in many other types of chronic illness.

Selected Bibliography

Jessica L. Stahl, Psychiatric diagnoses in children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease. Master’s thesis. Manuscript under review.

Dara Horn, Elissa Butler, Jessica L. Stahl, A multi-state evaluation of the association between poor mental health and firearm storage practices. Manuscript under review.

Jessica L. Stahl, Joe Rutledge, and Roberto Gordillo. The unusual suspects: a curious case of acute kidney injury. Pediatric Nephrology, 2019 (34); 1211 – 1215.

Clifford Sussman, James M. Harper, Jessica L. Stahl, Paul Weigle. Internet and Video Game Addictions: Diagnosis, Epidemiology, and Neurobiology. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2018(27)2; 307-326

Kris F. French, Meghan S. Candee, Jessica L. Stahl, Clinical Reasoning: A 12-year-old boy with ascending weakness. Neurology, 2013(80); e110-114.

  • Address

    5022-L Burnett-Womack