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Shashank Joshi


Shashank V. Joshi, MD, FAAP, DFAACAP, is Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Education at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Graduate School of Education (by courtesy), Director of School Mental Health at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and a Faculty Advisor at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE). Among many roles at Stanford, he currently serves on the HumBio Curriculum Committee, Advisory Board for Stanford Introductory Studies (SIS), and VPUE Undergraduate Advisory Council.

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 Board of Directors of Project Safety Net Palo Alto, the Advisory Boards of the National Center on School Mental Health (NCSMH) and the Jed Foundation, and a member 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.

Dr. Joshi’s scholarly work focuses on school mental health, suicide prevention in school settings, cultural aspects of pediatric health, doctor-parent-teacher collaboration in medical care, and well-being promotion in youth and young adults. He is the lead author of the K12 Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention used by the California Department of Education, and co-editor of the recent book Partnerships for Mental Health: A Guide to Community and Academic Collaboration [Philadelphia, Springer (2015)].
His current book project is an international collaboration entitled, Thinking About Prescribing: The Psychology of Psychopharmacology with Diverse Youth & Young Adults
[Wash DC Amer Psychiatric Press, Inc (2021)], which examines the relational and psychotherapeutic aspects of medication treatment.

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

Adolescence | 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

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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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