Dr. Joshua Wortzel completed psychiatry residency at the University of Rochester, where he was a chief resident, an Academic Psychiatry Trainee Editorial Fellow, and an APA/APAF Leadership Fellow. He received his medical degree at Stanford University. His research focus has been on studying and advocating for the impacts of climate change on mental health. He has over fifteen peer reviewed publications and book chapters and has been published several times in national and professional organization news periodicals. In 2023, he was appointed the chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Committee on Climate Change and Mental Health and the vice-chair of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) Resource Group on Climate Mental Health. He was selected nationally as a fellow of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) think tank, where he serves on the Climate Mental Health Committee. He also serves on the steering committee for the national non-profit Climate Psychiatry Alliance (CPA). He has presented on the topic of climate change and mental health to national audiences within the APA and AACAP and at grand rounds across the country. As part of the R-25 research program at Brown, he is currently studying the effects of heat on suicide in young people and the impact that distress about climate change has on their mental health. He has received an AACAP Pilot Research Award for Early Career Faculty and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows for this research.