Dr. Scott Van Sant is an Assistant Professor with Georgia Health Sciences University Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior. He obtained his medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed his psychiatry residency training at Emory University in Atlanta. He is board certified in general and forensic psychiatry. Previous to joining the faculty at GHSU, he spent his career in public sector psychiatry including serving as medical director of DeKalb Crisis Center for several years, and most recently as chief medical officer of Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia. He presently is an attending psychiatrist on the MCGHealth Medical Center inpatient psychiatric unit and is in charge of academic program development at East Central Regional Hospital as part of the MCG-ECRH partnership. His particular interests include treatment refractory mental illness and improvement of public mental health delivery systems.