Associate Professor/Assistant Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Uniformed Services University
Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Dr. Joshua C. Morganstein currently serves as an Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Assistant Director at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress. He is a Fellow and Member of the Committee on the Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster within the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Morganstein completed undergraduate training at the University of Maryland at College Park, medical school at the Uniformed Services University, and combined Psychiatry and Family Medicine residency training in the National Capital Consortium. Dr. Morganstein's operational experiences include remote overseas community mental health care for the Pacific Air Force in Japan and deployment to Afghanistan as the lead Psychiatrist in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He served as Chief of Addictions Services for the Air Force's only dual-diagnosis treatment program and was selected to serve as the Behavioral Health Advisor to the Commander, Joint Task Force National Capital Region-Medical. Following a sixteen year career as an Air Force officer, Dr. Morganstein transferred to Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service in 2013 to pursue his professional interests in public health and disaster mental health.
Dr. Morganstein provides disaster mental health education, consultation and training as a speaker and consultant to federal agencies and national organizations. He has authored and co-authored a range of scholarly works on the mental health effects of various disaster events including natural disasters, mass violence, terrorism, pandemics, climate change, and nuclear exposure. Dr. Morganstein served in the development of disaster mental health training curriculum and global disaster management doctrine. He is Assistant Editor for the second edition of the Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry. Dr. Morganstein is currently collaborating with the National Institutes of Justice and UCLA on a study of community resilience in the aftermath of mass shootings and working with the U.S. Air Force to identify and manage the effects of recurrent and persistent traumatic stress exposure on personnel involved in drone aircraft operations.
Visit ResearchGate for a list of Dr. Morganstein's publications.