Dr. Lise Van Susteren is an esteemed general and forensic psychiatrist based in Washington, DC, who has built a distinguished reputation as an expert on the physical & mental health effects of climate disruption. As both Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University and co-founder of Climate Psychiatry Alliance, she's made numerous media appearances across television shows, radio broadcasts & print publications to discuss her work - even serving as Expert Witness for multiple cases concerning psychological damages done to children. In 2006 Dr. Van Susteren sought out the Democratic nomination for US Senate from Maryland – but by 2020 had released her book 'Emotional Inflammation: Discover your Triggers & Reclaim Your Equilibrium During Anxious Times.' A force in academia with countless accolades under her belt; it’s no surprise that many are drawn to this remarkable woman’s research.
After earning her PhD from the University of Paris, Dr. Van Susteren's career in medicine has taken her to West Africa and Washington DC community health centers and homeless shelters. She also dedicates much of her time towards environmental advocacy by serving on various boards such as Earth Day Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Climate Psychiatry Alliance (co-founder) ,Climate Psychology Alliance - North America(also co-founder), etc., which are professional organizations working toward raising awareness about climate change among mental health professionals. On top this she is a recognized expert witness on psychological impacts due to lack off action against global warming in Juliana vs US Government case; Held v Montana & European Court Of Human Rights proceedings.
She is a highly familiar media personality - regularly appearing on television, radio and in print. As well as being a renowned contributor to the public sphere; Dr Van Susteren has previously sought political office, attempting to secure nomination for the US Senate from Maryland back in 2006. With her knowledge of how emotions can impact our lives during turbulent times soon available worldwide; April 2020 saw publication of "Emotional Inflammation" – an exploration into understanding triggers while striving towards inner balance.