Dr. Lauri Pasch, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her PhD in clinical health psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed a fellowship in behavioral medicine at UCSF. Dr. Pasch is an NIH-funded researcher, practicing psychologist, and educator with expertise in women’s reproductive health. Dr. Pasch’s research on the psychological consequences of IVF addressed critical questions concerning IVF failure and stress, clinical depression in fertility patients, and utilization of mental health services. She has been part of a team of researchers who have reported on PCOS phenotypes, medical, behavioral, and neuropsychological correlates of PCOS. Her current NIH-funded research collaboration (with Brainlens laboratory) investigates intergenerational transmission of cognitive and brain function using families created via reproductive technologies as a model. She has also been co-investigator in numerous other longitudinal, multidisciplinary research studying adults and and children and has considerable expertise in clinical research design, implementation, interdisciplinary teams, with emphasis on scientific rigor and integrity. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters and is a frequent invited speaker regionally, nationally, and internationally. She also has directed psychological services for the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health for 19 years, where she counsels patients regarding infertility and third-party family-building. She recently co-taught an ASRM year-long course for licensed mental health professionals on essential skills for the fertility counselor. Dr. Pasch also teaches OBGYN residents and REI fellows how to address the psychosocial needs of their patients. She is currently Director at Large on the ASRM Board of Directors, a member of the ASRM Publications Committee, and serves on the Editorial Board of Fertility and Sterility.