Shashank Joshi, MD

University of California San Francisco

Shashank V. Joshi, MD, FAAP, DFAACAP, is Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Education at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Director of School Mental Health at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.


Professor Joshi’s scholarly work focuses on school mental health, suicide prevention in school settings, cultural aspects of pediatric health, doctor-parent-teacher collaboration in medical care, and well-being promotion in youth and young adults.

Professor Joshi is a Faculty Advisor at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), the John Gardner Center for Youth & their Communities in the Graduate School of Education, and the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE). Among many roles at Stanford, he also serves on the HumBio Curriculum Committee, Advisory Board for Stanford Introductory Studies (SIS), and VPUE Undergraduate Advisory Council. In September 2022, he was appointed to a 3-year term as Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Well-being in the Office of the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education (VPUE).

Dr. Joshi is the lead author of the K12 Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention used by the California Department of Education, and co-editor of the recent book Partnerships for Mental Health: A Guide to Community and Academic Collaboration [Philadelphia, Springer (2015)].
His current book project is an international collaboration with Professor Andrés Martin (Yale), Thinking About Prescribing: The Psychology of Psychopharmacology with Diverse Youth & Families [Wash DC Amer Psychiatric Press, Inc (2022)], which examines the relational and psychotherapeutic aspects of medication treatment.

Education and Training


Baylor College of Medicine

Residency/ Fellowship

Albert Einstein College pf Medicine