Lindsey Mortenson, MD, MS

Lindsey Mortenson, MD, MS
Executive Director & Chief Mental Health Officer
Additional roles
  • UHS Staff Psychiatrist
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia
  • Doctor of Medicine, Columbia University
  • General Psychiatry Residency, University of Michigan
  • Master of Science, Harvard Medical School
Board certification(s)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


  • Columbia University, Barbara Liskin Memorial Award for excellence, empathy, and scholarship in the field of psychiatry
  • American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT), George Ginsberg Fellowship for excellence in education, teaching, and administration

Campus leadership

  • Member, U-M Public Health Infection Prevention Response & Advisory Committee
  • Co-Chair, Mental Health Access Working Group

National leadership

  • Chair, ACHA Emerging Public Health Threats & Emergency Response Coalition
  • Member, ACHA Benchmarking Advisory Committee


Work featured in the American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP), Journal of Affective Disorders, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Open Forum Infectious Diseases, the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), and “College Psychiatry: Strategies to Improve Access to Mental Health."

Professional interests
  • College mental health
  • Healthcare quality and safety
  • Clinical care and access across the continuum of care
  • Student persistence and success 
  • Public health 

Other work experience

  • AmeriCorps VISTA, Primary Care Coalition
  • Investment banking analyst & associate, Credit Suisse First Boston