Dr. Schwartz is a Distinguished Fellow, served as a member of the Presidential Task Force on College Mental Health, and has also been a co-chair of the working group on law and college mental health at the American Psychiatric Association. He has also been a co-chair of the Committee on the College Student of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Dr. Schwartz has written and lectured extensively on college mental health, particularly concerning the management of mental health crises in colleges and legal issues in the field. He serves as an advisor to Active Minds on Campus, Gun Free Kids and Columbia University’s Student Health and Mental Health system. Dr. Schwartz co-edited (with Dr. Jerald Kay) the text, Mental Health Care in the College Community (Wiley, 2010).
Dr. Schwartz currently also serves as medical director at The Jed Foundation.
Dr. Schwartz is also deeply involved in community affairs. He is co-chair of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Greater NY Task Force on Mental Health and Wellness in Children, Youth and Families and is co-chair of the Mental Health Division of UJA-Federation. He is also a member of the NYC Higher Ed Taskforce on Wellness and Anti-bullying.
Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of Yeshiva College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He earned his M.D. from SUNY Downstate Medical College and later completed his Residency in Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center-Bellevue Hospital.