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John Samuel Rozel

Adjunct Professor of Law
M.D., M.S.L.

Dr. Rozel has been working in emergency mental health for over 20 years and has been the medical director of the re:solve Crisis Network since 2010. He is a board certified general, child and adolescent and forensic psychiatrist. As the medical director of re:solve Crisis Network, he helps lead a team of 135 crisis professionals who provide 140,000 services a year to the residents of Allegheny County through phone, mobile, walk-in and overnight programs. 

As a teacher, Dr. Rozel regularly provides clinical and didactic training to medical students, residents and fellows at the School of Medicine; mentors graduate students through the Center for Bioethics and Health Law; co-teaches the Mental Health Law course at the School of Law; and teaches regional law enforcement professionals through the Crisis Intervention Team training program. 

Dr. Rozel is the supervising psychiatrist at the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center in Allegheny County, a clinic operated through re:solve Crisis Network and WPIC. He has worked in a variety of correctional healthcare settings in Pennsylvania, New York, and Rhode Island with juveniles and adults in a variety of security settings. 

Dr. Rozel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Ethics and his MD at Brown University. He received a Master of Studies in Law from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his general, child and forensic residency and fellowships at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. 

Dr. Rozel is a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry. He chairs the Legislative Affairs Subcommittee of the Mental Health and Justice Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

MSL, University of Pittsburgh
BA, Brown University