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Shashank Joshi


Dr. Shashank Joshi is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Education, and Director of School Mental Health at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and Co-chair of the AACAP Committee on Schools. He is a member of the Steering Committee of Project Safety Net Palo Alto, and of the Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup for the State of California. He has been the recipient of numerous awards in teaching and public service, including an Unsung Hero Award for his work in suicide prevention from the Santa Clara County Mental Health Board in May 2012.

Dr. Joshi’s scholarly work focuses on cultural aspects of mental health, doctor-parent-teacher collaboration in medical care, and suicide prevention in school settings. He is co-editor of the recent book: Partnerships for Mental Health: A Guide to Community and Academic Collaboration. Philadelphia, Springer (2015).

Other Titles

Professor (Teaching), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor (Teaching) (By courtesy), Pediatrics - Operations
Professor (Teaching) (By courtesy), Graduate School of Education
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)

Research Interests

Adolesence | Child Development | Diversity and Identity | Higher Education | Immigrants and Immigration | Parents and family issues | Poverty and Inequality | Professional Development | Psychology | Religion | Social and Emotional Learning | Special Education | Teachers and Teaching

See a full list of GSE Faculty research interests >

Recent Publications

Beers, N., & Joshi, S. V. (2020). Increasing Access to Mental Health Services Through Reduction of Stigma. Pediatrics.

Mann, A., Tarshis, T., & Joshi, S. V. (2020). An Exploratory Survey of Career Choice, Training, and Practice Trends in Early Career Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Fellows. Academic Psychiatry : the Journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry.

Kataoka, S., Joshi, S. V., & in press, A. A. C. A. P. S. C. (2020). Clinical Update for the Role of Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists in Schools. Wash DC: American Acad of Child & Adol Psychiatry.

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