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Charlotte M. Schwarz, MD

Psychiatry Resident

Charlotte grew up in New Jersey. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Duke University with minors in Chemistry and German. She then attended Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine in Budapest. As a medical student, she participated in clinical rotations in Hungary, Germany, and the United States. Charlotte then returned to Duke for residency training in General Psychiatry. During her work at the state hospital, she became increasingly interested in the interactions between the legal system and individuals who have severe, persistent mental illness. Charlotte went on to complete a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, allowing her to cultivate a developmental perspective on psychiatric conditions. She is currently a Law and Psychiatry Fellow at Yale. Her professional interests include creating effective mental health policy for youth, addressing housing instability, and reducing recidivism through restorative justice.