John "Jack" Rozel, MD, MSL

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Adjunct Professor of Law University of Pittsburgh; Medical Director, re:solve Crisis Network

Dr. Rozel has been working in emergency mental health for over 25 years and has been the medical director of the re:solve Crisis Network since 2010.  He is the President-Elect of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry, the leading national organization dedicated to the improvement of compassionate, evidence based care for people with psychiatric emergencies.  As the medical director of resolve Crisis Services, he leads a team of 150 crisis professionals who deliver over 130,000 services every year to the residents of Allegheny County through phone, mobile, walk-in and overnight programs delivered through a person centered, recovery oriented model.  Dr. Rozel works with programs and teams across UPMC on a number of projects related to violence and threat management, staff injury prevention, and firearm safety.  He is board certified in general, child and forensic psychiatry.    

Dr. Rozel regularly provides clinical and didactic training to medical students, residents and fellows at the University of Pittsburgh 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.  He teaches and consults regularly on the themes of emergency psychiatry, risk management, violence and firearms, and the interface of law and psychiatry.  He is the creator of the Clinical Homicide and Aggression Management Practices for Inpatient, Outpatient and Nontraditional Settings (CHAMPIONS) training.

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 psychiatry residency and child and forensic psychiatry fellowships at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC.  

Dr. Rozel chairs the Legislative Affairs Subcommittee of the Mental Health and Justice Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.