Shaylin Chock

Shaylin Chock, M.D. is a psychiatrist triple boarded in Child and Adolescent, Adult, and Forensic Psychiatry. She is currently an Assistant Professor with the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) where she works at the Kapi`olani Medical Center for Women and Children and the Queen’s Medical Center. Dr. Chock graduated from the University of Hawaii, JABSOM. She completed her adult psychiatry training at UCLA San Fernando Valley, then went on to complete her Child and Adolescent training at the Keck School of Medicine, LAC-USC training program. Thereafter, she matriculated into the Keck School of Medicine, USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law, and Behavioral Science, completing a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry.

As a Native Hawaiian she is committed to serving her community and people, thus upon completion of training in the contiguous states, she returned to her island home. While working on an inpatient psychiatry unit in Hawaii, Dr. Chock worked with child and adolescent survivors. It was this experience that sparked her desire to support survivors and combat all forms of trafficking. This passion led her to be a part of a working group that created The Honolulu County Response Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC). She has spoken both locally and nationally on the topic of sex trafficking. Additionally, she co-authored a chapter in the first textbook addressing the public health responce to trafficking, “Human Trafficking Is a Public Health Issue, A Paradigm Expansion in the United States,” published by other HEAL board members and co-founders. Dr. Chock continues to support survivors through clinical work, advocacy, and the training of resident psychiatrists. Her other areas of interest include multicultural psychiatry and social media in the context of development in children and adolescents.

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