Joshua S. Russell MD

Joshua Russell

Joshua S. Russell
MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Psychiatry

Contact Information
4955 N. Bailey Ave.
Suite 130
Amherst, New York 14226
Phone: (716) 835-1246
Fax: (716) 835-0396
jsr9@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, my clinical practice focuses on the mental and emotional health of our community‘s youth. I primarily practice in the outpatient setting. I have developed a specific interest in the intersection of child welfare, foster care, and mental health. As part of that interest, I collaborate with several community partners and developed a website to provide educational resources to the WNY community regarding the child welfare and mental health systems. I also have an interest in collaborative care, providing consultation and education to pediatricians in order to increase their comfort level working with children‘s psychiatric concerns. This allows me to extend my reach to as many children and adolescents as possible. Finally, I work with and supervise medical students, residents, and fellows through the medical school, the psychiatry residency program, and the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship.

Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Royal College of Physicians Faculty Educator Program, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2019)
  • Fellowship, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (2017)
  • Residency, Psychiatry, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (2015)
  • MD, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (2012)
  • BA, Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Summa Cum Laude (2008)

Employment:

  • Associate Medical Director, The Children's Psychiatry Clinic (2023-present)
  • Consult Liaison Service On Call Psychiatrist, Oshei Children's Hospital (2017-present)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, The Center for Advanced Psychiatry (2017-present)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Director, Consultation Clinic, The Children‘s Psychiatry Clinic (2017-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (2017-present)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Program (2017–2022)

Awards and Honors:

  • Faculty Award Recognizing Excellence in Teaching, University at Buffalo Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship (2023)
  • Top Doctors in WNY, Buffalo Spree Magazine (2022)
  • Outstanding Contributions to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University at Buffalo Department of Psychiatry (2021)
  • Marilyn B. Benoit, MD, Child Maltreatment Mentorship Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2021)
  • Steward Award, WNY Foster and Adoptive Families Association (2019)
  • Child PRITE Award, University at Buffalo Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship (2017)
  • PRITE Award, University at Buffalo General Psychiatry Residency (2017)
  • Educational Outreach Program, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2016)
  • Medical Alumni Scholarship, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2008)
  • Grace W. Capen Academic Award, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • Dean's List 2005-2008, University at Buffalo (2005)
  • Guaranteed Acceptance Program, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2004)
  • Distinguished Honors Scholarship, University at Buffalo (2004)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • October 2023–April 2025
    Child Parent Psychotherapy Training at the Children's Psychiatry Clinic
    Mount Hope Family Center (National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $30,000
  • May 2021–October 2021
    Strengthening the Front Lines: A Child Welfare Program for Families and Multidisciplinary Professionals
    Marilyn B. Benoit, MD, Child Maltreatment Mentorship Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $8,000

Journal Articles:

Abstracts:

  • Russell, Joshua, Lee, Terry. (2022) Strengthening the Front Lines: A Child Welfare Program for Families and Multidisciplinary Professionals. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, (Oct)
  • Sengupta, Sourav, Russell, Joshua. (2022) Integrated Care for Kids: Journey of a Pediatric Collaborative Care Program in Western New York. 17th Annual Comprehensive Review of Psychiatry, (Sep)
  • Russell, Joshua. (2021) Creation of a Child Psychiatry Movie Club to Enhance Psychoeducation Provided by Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trainees. American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training Spring Conference, (Mar)
  • Kaur, Navpreet, Russell, Joshua, Chankalal, Raymond, Sengupta, Sourav, Smith, Beth, Cogswell, Alex. (2017) Improving Communication Between Pediatricians and Psychiatrists in an Outpatient Setting. Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Scholarly Exchange Day, (Apr)
  • Russell, Joshua. (2017) Foster Care: Attachment, Development, and Mental Health. Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Scholarly Exchange Day, (Apr)
  • McLeod, Megan, Russell, Joshua, Kaur, Lovejit, Brooks, Victoria. (2016) Putting the “PEP” in CPEP: A Lecture Series Designed to Orient Residents to the Psychiatric Emergency Room. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, (May)
  • Russell, Joshua, Zohler, Lauren, Martin, Peter, Kaye, David, Sengupta, Sourav, Daniels, Gail, Figliotti, Vivian, Frank, Robert. (2014) A Psychiatric Education Program for Child Welfare Workers. American Psychiatric Association 66th Institute on Psychiatric Services, (Oct)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (2020–2021)
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2015–present)
  • American Psychiatric Association (2012–present)
  • Western New York Psychiatric Society (2012–present)

Presentations:

  • "Attachment and Emotional Wellness for Children and Youth" Buffalo Public Schools Saturday Academy (2024)
  • "Atypical Antipsychotics and Metabolic Syndrome" Healthy Weigh Program (2024)
  • "Child Welfare: Attachment, Development, and Mental Health" Training seminar for Erie County Department of Social Services (2024)
  • "The Intersection of Child Welfare and Mental Health: Addressing Attachment and Trauma" Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2024)
  • "An Overview of Child Parent Psychotherapy" Informational Session through Parent Network of Western New York and Mental Health Advocates of Western New York (2024)
  • "Child Maltreatment, Child Welfare and Foster Care: Attachment, Development and Mental Health" Three part training series for New York State Court Appointed Special Advocates (2023)
  • "Foster Care: Attachment, Development, and Mental Health" Four part series through Parent Network of Western New York and Mental Health Advocates of Western New York (2023)
  • "Foster Care: Attachment, Development, and Mental Health" Four part series through Families Together in New York State (2023)
  • "Ask Anything: Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist" Mental Health Connection Western New York (2023)
  • "Foster Care: Attachment, Development, and Mental Health" Parent Training Seminar for Erie 1 BOCES Northtowns Academy (2023)
  • "Foster Care: Attachment, Development, and Mental Health" Training seminar for the Children's Psychiatry Clinic (2023)
  • "Irritability and Mental Health in the Classroom: Managing the Red Zone" Staff Development for Erie 1 BOCES Teacher Aides (2022)
  • "Foster Care: Attachment, Development, and Mental Health" Staff Development Training for Erie 1 BOCES Northtowns Academy (2022)
  • "Child Maltreatment, Child Welfare and Foster Care: Attachment, Development and Mental Health" Three part training series for New York State Court Appointed Special Advocates (2022)
  • "Foster Care: Attachment, Development, and Mental Health" Four part series through Parent Network of Western New York and Mental Health Advocates of Western New York (2022)
  • "Foster Care: Attachment, Development, and Mental Health" Four part training series for Western New York Court Appointed Special Advocates (2021)
  • "Understanding Attachment Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder" Mental Health Advocates of WNY Wednesday Wellness with the Experts (2021)
  • "Foster Care: Attachment, Development, and Mental Health" Four part series through Parent Network of Western New York and Mental Health Advocates of Western New York (2021)
  • "Psychiatric Medication Management: Which Medications Do What?" Mental Health Advocates of WNY Wednesday Wellness with the Experts (2020)
  • "Treatment of Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents" Nurse Practitioner Association Region 1 Conference (2017)
  • "Autism Spectrum Disorders: What to Look for and What to Do" University at Buffalo Early Childhood Research Center (2017)
  • "Foster Care: Attachment, Development, and Mental Health" Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Academic Rounds (2017)
  • "Ethics and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training: The Hidden Curriculum" American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting (2016)
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Service Activities:

  • Strong Starts Court Initiative Steering Committee; Member (2024–present)
  • Department of Psychiatry Community Advisory Board; Member (2024–present)
  • Department of Psychiatry Community Engagement Committee; Member (2024–present)
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Faculty Council; Member (2023–present)
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Faculty Council Student Affairs and Academic Standing Committee; Member (2022–present)
  • Case conference for the Robert Warner, MD, Rehabilitation Center at Oishei Children's Hospital; Lead Instructor (2022–present)
  • www.wnychildwelfareresources.com, curated library of educational resources regarding intersection of child welfare and mental health; Website Developer (2022–present)
  • Child and Adolescents Psychiatry Fellowship Collaborative Care Rotation; Director (2021–2022)
  • Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinical Competency Committee; Member (2021–present)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Interview and Intake Course; Director (2020–present)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Candidate Interviews; Interviewer (2019–present)
  • Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Educational Policy Committee; Member (2019–present)
  • General Psychiatry Residency Psychotherapy Supervision; Supervisor (2019–present)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Didactics for Pediatricians; Instructor (2017–2022)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Child Psychiatry Movie Club; Director (2017–present)

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Contact Information

4955 N. Bailey Ave.
Suite 130
Amherst, New York 14226
Phone: (716) 835-1246
Fax: (716) 835-0396
jsr9@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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