May 2, 2018
Robin Cooper, MD has been in private practice with a focus on both psychotherapy and medical management throughout her 35 years of practice. She has a clinical appointment of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco where she has had many different roles in education and supervision. She has always had a parallel interest in treatment and advocacy for services of severely mentally ill, serving on a number of boards including representing the California Psychiatric Association to the state stakeholders’ organization, California Coalition for Mental Health Her interest in issues of climate change impacts on mentally ill derives from her many years of political work on climate change politics specifically working with Citizens’ Climate Lobby, on national legislation on a carbon tax with revenues returned to American families. Her concern for environmental justice ha been has fueled her interest in understanding the differential impacts of climate disruption on poor, underserved communities including the mentally ill. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of theAmerican Psychiatric Association and co-founder of the Climate Psychiatry Alliance.