Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD, University of Michigan "Mapping an Interdisciplinary Career: Gender, Race, Health, and Medicine"
Department: Culture and TheoryDate and Time: January 20, 2010 | 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Event Location: 3200 Humanities Gateway
University of California, Irvine
Culture and Theory Ph.D. Program’s
Interdisciplinary Graduate Training and Career Trajectories
Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD, University of Michigan
"Mapping an Interdisciplinary Career: Gender, Race, Health, and Medicine"
Date: Wednesday, January 20th, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: 3200 Humanities Gateway
Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD
is a psychiatrist who also has a Ph.D. in American Studies. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Women's Studies and Director of Program in Culture, Health, and Medicine at the University of Michigan. He works as a Senior Attending Physician in the adult psychiatric clinics, and teaches courses in the areas of history of psychiatry, gender, and health at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is author of Prozac on the Couch: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs (Duke University Press, 2003), and of The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease (Beacon Press, 2010). His work has appeared in journals including the Lancet, American Journal of Psychiatry, American Harvard Review of Psychiatry, Gender and History, and SIGNS: The Journal of Women, Culture, and Society. His researched has been supported by grants from such funding agencies as the Women's Health office of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), among other sources.
Dr. Metzl will talk about his graduate education and the development of his two books Prozac on the Couch: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs and The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease.
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