Joshua Morganstein, M.D.

Joshua C Morganstein, M.D., Captain, Public Health

Name: Joshua C Morganstein, M.D., Captain, Public Health

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Psychiatry
Title: 
Assistant Chair
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Location: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Disaster Mental Health
Risk and Crisis Communication

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-9797

Education

1990-1995 University of Maryland, College Park, MD (B.S.)
1997-2001 Uniformed Services University (USU), Bethesda, MD (M.D.)
2001-2002 Internship in General Psychiatry & Family Medicine, National Capital Consortium, Washington, DC
2002-2006 Residency in General Psychiatry & Family Medicine, National Capital Consortium, Washington, DC

Biography

Dr. Joshua C. Morganstein is Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Assistant Director at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He is a Captain in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Morganstein received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and completed a combined residency in Psychiatry and Family Medicine in the National Capital Consortium in Washington, DC. Dr. Morganstein leads the Disaster Mental Health education and consultation services at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress and provides mental health subject-matter expertise to federal and national organizations. He advised on the United Nations’ 2015 Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and co-authored the first Curriculum Recommendations for Disaster Behavioral Health Professionals. Dr. Morganstein served as a co-author for a landmark interagency report on the Impact of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States. Dr. Morganstein authored a range of articles, chapters, and technical reports on the mental health impact of various disaster events including natural disasters, mass violence, terrorism, pandemics, and nuclear exposure. He is Assistant Editor for the second edition of the Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry. In collaboration with the National Institutes of Justice and UCLA, Dr. Morganstein is the site Principal Investigator for a study of community mass violence, focusing on the 2013 Washington Navy Yard workplace shooting. He currently leads an investigative team assisting the U.S. Air Force to identify and mitigate the effects of combat and operational stress exposure on personnel involved in drone aircraft operations.