Who We Are

A rising crop of psychiatrists will have to contend with climate change, not only in its effects on the severity, distribution and symptomatology of mental illness, but in its impact on the theoretical foundations and research priorities of our chosen field; we now live and practice psychiatry in a world where psychological processes, human behaviors and environmental consequences are clearly linked.

Steering Committee

Alex Trope, MD
Resident Physician, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

Robin Cooper, MD
Founding Member, Climate Psychiatry Alliance; Assistant Clinical Professor, Volunteer Faculty University of California, San Francisco

Lise Van Susteren, MD
Forensic Psychiatrist; Author of “The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the United States: And Why the U.S. Mental Health Care System Is Not Adequately Prepared”

Elizabeth Haase, MD
Chair, GAP climate psychiatry; Movie Producer, “And Then the Climate Changed”
limate Psychiatry Alliance