Robert C. Larsen, M.D., M.P.H.

Date/Place of Birth:
15 November 1952/Chicago, Illinois

M.D., 1978, Northwestern University Medical School
B.A. with Distinction, 1973, University of Colorado / Major: Molecular Biology
M.P.H., 1984, University of California, Berkeley / Major: Administrative Sciences

Postgraduate Training
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, U.C., San Francisco 1982-84
Psychiatric Residency, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, UCSF, 1978-82

Academic Position
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine (volunteer faculty 1984-2017), includes clinical faculty, Div. of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Dept. of Medicine

Medical Employment
Director, Center for Occupational Psychiatry, 1985-present
Private Practice of Psychiatry, 1982-85
Consultant: Center for Rehab & Occupational Health, 1984-88; Department of Occupational Health, Pacific Medical Center, 1984-87; State of California, Independent Physician Reviewer, Department of Mental Health, 1984-85
Emergency Services Psychiatrist, Highland General Hospital, Oakland, 1979-84
PSI Consultants, Co-Director, psychiatric consulting firm to industry, 1983-84
Outpatient/Residential Psychiatrist, Schuman Liles Clinic, Oakland, 1980-81
Clinic Psychiatrist, Tenderloin Clinic, San Francisco, 1980
Psychiatric Resident, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, 1978-82

California License as Physician & Surgeon
Medical License, State of New Mexico
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California, Division of Workers’ Compensation

Teaching Experience
Current teaching interests include occupational mental health, forensic psychiatry and the psychological response to workplace trauma.
Prior teaching at the University of Colorado, Northwestern University and the University of California, San Francisco.

Research Experience
Research areas have included occupational health, mental health services assessment, impairment in professionals, economics of mental health services and cell biology. Prior research at University of Colorado, University of Miami, Boston University and Northwestern University.

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
American College of Psychiatrists, past Finance Committee Member
California Society of Industrial Medicine & Surgery, past President, 1990
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Contributing Status

Prior Professional Affiliations

Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry, Secretary, 1994
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
American Orthopsychiatric Association, Fellow
American Public Health Association
American Psychiatric Association, Life Fellow
California Medical Association
Industrial Claims Association
International Commission on Occupational Health
Northern California Psychiatric Society
San Francisco Medical Society


Finalist, for Wounded Workers, highest recognition in Professional & Technical book category, New Mexico Book Association, 2022.
Gold Award, for Wounded Workers, in Medical & Mental Health category, Non-Fiction Authors Association, 2021.
Mandell Award, California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, 2015
Silver Scalpel Award, California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, 2006 Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Member, 1990 American College of Psychiatrists, Member, 1989 R.W. Johnson Clinical Scholar, 1982-84, UCSF Laughlin Fellow, 1982, American College of Psychiatrists AMA/APA Physician Recognition Awards, 1981 Creative Achievement Award, 1980, Langley Porter AMA Rock Sleyster Scholar, 1977 Phi Beta Kappa, 1974, University of Colorado Crouse Scholar, 1973, University of Colorado Simon Scholar, 1973, University of Colorado

Hospital Affiliations
UCSF Medical Center(previously)

Community Service
Glide Ensemble, Glide Memorial Methodist Church, 2014-2016.
Medical Evidence Evaluation Advisory, Division of Workers’ Compensation, 2012-2014. Industrial Medical Council, Division of Industrial Relations, 1990-2003.
Consultant, Board of Medical Quality, 1984-86.
1984 Wellness Program speaker, UCSF School of Dentistry.
San Francisco Prevention Project, Medical Society representative, 1983-84.

Publications include topics on resilience and post-traumatic growth, psychological trauma, workplace violence, medical ethics, substance abuse, impaired professionals, professional training, group therapy and cell biology.

Given both locally and at national meetings. These have included a variety of mental health topics to both lay and professional audiences.

Publication listing and references are available upon request.
Curriculum vitae revised September, 2022.