Emily Schutzenhofer, MD

George Washington University

Dr. Emily Schutzenhofer is a PGY-3 resident and rising Chief Resident in the George Washington Psychiatry Residency Program. She graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia, where she also completed her BS in Chemistry with Highest Distinction and a BA in Global Development Studies with a concentration in Global Public Health. As a UVA Medical Design student fellow, she studied and applied human-centered design (or design thinking) methodology in the settings of global and community health and hospital quality improvement. She has researched and developed a culturally and resource sensitive women's preventive health education program in rural Guatemala with the UVA Guatemala Initiative. Then, at home in Charlottesville with the UVA Latino Health Initiative, she collaborated with community health workers and implemented health education workshops within the local Latino community. Both in her undergraduate career and in medical school, she has led numerous organizations related to community engagement and advocacy. She continues this work currently through service on the Board of Directors of the Washington Psychiatric Society, through leadership and scholarship in climate advocacy with the Climate Psychiatry Alliance, and as a student obtaining an MPH at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health. She is passionate about community service and hopes to continue interdisciplinary work in psychiatry, global mental health, and community engagement.


Emily Schutzenhofer, MD