Jonathan M. Metzl
Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society
Director, Center for Medicine, Health and Society; Professor, Psychiatry
Dr. Jonathan Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, and the director of the Department of Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his MD from the University of Missouri, MA in humanities/poetics and psychiatric internship/residency from Stanford University, and PhD in American culture from University of Michigan. Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Book Award, the 2020 APA Benjamin Rush Award for Scholarship, and a 2010 Guggenheim fellowship, Dr. Metzl has written extensively for medical, psychiatric, and popular publications about some of the most urgent hot-button issues facing America and the world. His books include The Protest Psychosis, Prozac on the Couch, Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality, and Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland.
Metzl, Jonathan M. and Kenneth T. MacLeish. Forthcoming. “Triggering the Debate: Faulty Associations Between Violence and Mental Illness Underlie U.S. Gun Control Efforts.” Risk and Regulation.
Metzl, Jonathan M. Forthcoming. “Structural Health, and the Politics of African American Masculinity.” American Journal of Men’s Health.
Metzl, Jonathan M. and Helena H. Hansen. Forthcoming. “Structural Competency: theorizing a new medical engagement with stigma and inequality.” Social Science & Medicine.
Metzl, Jonathan M. 2010. The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease. Boston: Beacon Press.
Metzl, Jonathan M. and Anna Kirkland, eds. 2010. Against Health: Is Health the New Morality? New York: NYU Press.