Jack Rozel

John S Rozel, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Law

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Vickey Davies

Education & Training

Brown University, School of Medicine
Law, University of Pittsburgh, School of Law
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Forensic Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Current Appointments

Medical Director, resolve Crisis Services
Core Faculty Member, Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Affiliations

Past President, American Association for Emergency Psychiatry
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
Member, Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
Affiliate Member, American Bar Association, Health Law Section
Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Physicians Section
Lifetime Member, Crisis Intervention Teams International

Selected Honors & Awards

Ralph C. Wilde Leadership Award, Allegheny County Medical Society
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
Behavioral Healthcare Professional of the Year, Crisis Intervention Teams International
Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

Research Interests

Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Hoops K, Fahimi J, Khoeur L, Studenmund C, Barber C, Barnhorst A, Betz ME, Crifasi CK, Davis JA, Dewispelaere W, Fisher L, Howard PK, Ketterer A, Marcolini E, Nestadt PS, Rozel J, Simonetti JA, Spitzer S, Victoroff M, Williams BH, Howley L, Ranney ML. Consensus-Driven Priorities for Firearm Injury Education Among Medical Professionals. Academic Medicine: July 6, 2021 - Publish Ahead of Print.
  2. Rozel JS. 2020. Violence: Managing Major Threats. In Emergency Psychiatry: Principles & Practice, edited by Rachel Lipson Glick, Scott L Zeller, and Jon S. Berlin, 2d ed., 34557. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
  3. Rozel JS. 2019. Complexity, Computational modeling, and forecasting the future of threat management. Journal of Threat Assessment and Management 6 (34): 19397. http://dx.doi.org.pitt.idm.oclc.org/10.1037/tam0000131.
  4. Rozel, John S., Abhishek Jain, Edward P. Mulvey, and Loren H. Roth. 2017. Psychiatric Assessment of Violence. In The Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression, edited by Peter Sturmey. Vol. 2. John Wiley & Sons.
  5. Rozel, John S., and Edward P. Mulvey. 2017. The Link between Mental Illness and Gun Violence: Implications for Social Policy. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 13 (1): 445-69. doi:10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-021815-093459.

Clinical Interests

Emergency and crisis psychiatry; Violence prevention; Treatment of trauma
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Barnhorst A, Rozel JS. Evaluating threats of mass shootings in the psychiatric setting. International Review of Psychiatry. 2021 Jul 16; Available from: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09540261.2021.1947784
  2. Rozel, John S., Keith R. Stowell, and Gregory D. Thorkelson. 2017. Diagnosis and Management of Agitation in Children and Adolescents. In The Diagnosis and Management of Agitation, edited by Scott Zeller, Kimberly Nordstrom, and Michael Wilson, 253-70. New York City: Cambridge University Press.
  3. Turturro, Michael, Leslie Zun, and Jack Rozel. 2017. An Innovative Strategy to Streamline Care for Behavioral Health in the Emergency Department. In Value and Quality Innovations in Acute and Emergency Care, edited by Jennifer L. Wiler, Jesse M. Pines, and Michael J. Ward, 68-81. Cambridge, United Kingdom?; New York: Cambridge University Press.
  4. Rozel, John S. 2016. Armed Law Enforcement in the Emergency Department: Risk Management Considerations. ABA Health ESource 13 (3). https://www.americanbar.org/publications/aba_health_esource/2016-2017/november2016/lawenforcement.html.
  5. Stowell, Keith R., Nolan P. Hughes, and John S. Rozel. 2016. Violence in the Emergency Department. Psychiatric Clinics of North America 39 (4): 557-66. doi:10.1016/j.psc.2016.07.003.

Education Interests

Violence prevention; Risk management; Resilience and wellness for professionals
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Rozel JS. In Press. Identifying and Understanding Legal Aspects of Emergency Psychiatry Unique to Different Jurisdictions. In Emergency Psychiatric Systems That Work, edited by Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald and Cheryl McCullumsmith. Cham: Springer.
  2. Rozel J. 2020. Surge in Firearm Sales Tied to COVID-19 Fears, Uncertainty Presents Risks. The Hospitalist. April 2, 2020. https://www.the-hospitalist.org/psychiatry/article/220142/anxiety-disorders/surge-firearm-sales-tied-covid-19-fears-uncertainty.
  3. Clinical Homicide and Aggression Management Practices for Inpatient, Outpatient and Non-traditional Settings (CHAMPIONS). Ongoing day-long training in advanced violence evaluation and management.
  4. Rozel, John. 2016. Malpractice Risk Assessment for Behavioral Emergencies. Audio Digest Psychiatry 45 (21).