Alex Trope, MD

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2018-05-02 19:00 - 2018-05-02 20:00

Dr. Trope (formerly Schrobenhauser-Clonan) is a current resident in psychiatry at UCSF. He studied International Development with a focus on global health from economic, sociological, and anthropological perspectives during his undergraduate years at Brown University, and continued to work in the field of global health at Partners in Health, the Foundation for Sustainable Development and the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health before heading to medical school at the unique UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program (JMP). At the JMP, he completed a Master of Science and undertook a group-randomized controlled trial of a classroom-based yoga and mindfulness curriculum for inner-city youth, in collaboration with the Niroga Institute, with whom he also trained to become a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200). During medical school, he took a year off to pursue his interests in writing, climate change and alternative models of development and was picked to be a Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI)

Fellow (2015-2016) under the University of California Office of the President. As CNI Fellow, he engaged the UCSF community in discussions of health providers’ roles in preventing and mitigating the effects of climate change on human health and orchestrated a 2-day student-run climate and health conference, EARTHEATLH1. During residency, he attended the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) inaugural Climate and Health committee meetings, and was overjoyed to finally meet other psychiatrists who were attuned to the potentially massive effects on public and personal mental health of climate instability and ecological degradation. He is currently splitting his professional time between clinical duties as a psychiatry resident and group therapy research utilizing psilocbyin-assisted psychotherapy through the UCSF Bonding and Attunement in Neuropsychiatric Disorders (BAND) Lab. You can reach him at Alex.Schrobenhauser-clonan@ucsf.edu.