Curriculum Vitae

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University of Missouri, Kansas City BA/MD Program  AUG 1984-JUN 1990
B.A, English Literature, B.A, Biology, M.D., Medicine
Stanford University, Stanford California  JUL 1991-JUN 1995
M.A., American Poetry
Thesis: Idem the Same: The Poetics of Mental Illness
Ph.D., Program in American Culture, University of Michigan  AUG 1995-MAY 2001
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Title: The Freud of Prozac: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs


Medical Internship  JUL 1991-JUN 1992
Stanford University Hospital
Stanford, California
Psychiatry Residency  JUL 1992-JUN 1995
Stanford University Hospital
Stanford, California
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar  JUL 1995-JUN 1997
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Fellow in Cross-Cultural Psychiatry, University of Michigan JUL 1997-JUN 1999
Department of Psychiatry, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Director, Rackham Interdisciplinary Institute  JAN 1998-JUL 2001
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Lecturer II, Department of Psychiatry and Women’s Studies Program  SEP 1999-DEC 2000
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Assistant Research Scientist, Institute for Research on Women  JAN 1999-SEPT 2005
and Gender, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Core Faculty, The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program  JAN 1999- MAY 2011
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and  JAN 2001-AUG 2005
Women’s Studies Program, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychology,  JAN 2001- MAY 2010
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Director, Program in Culture, Health, and Medicine  JAN 2003- MAY 2011
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Associate Professor, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, SEPT 2005- MAY 2011
Women’s Studies Program, and Department of Psychiatry,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Co-Assistant Director, University of Michigan Disability Studies Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan SEPT 2008- MAY 2011
Affiliated Faculty, University of Michigan Center for Afroamerican SEPT 2009- MAY 2011
and African Studies, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Visiting Professor, New York University, Department of Social and SEPT 2010-
Cultural Analysis, NY, NY
Frederick B. Rentschler II Endowed Professor, Department of Sociology MAY 2011-
and Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt
University, Nashville, TN
Director, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt MAY 2011-
University, Nashville, TN
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University JUNE 2011-
School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Research Scholar, RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical FEB 2012-
College, Nashville, TN
Affiliate Faculty, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, SEPT 2012-
Nashville, TN
Affiliate Faculty, Department of African American and Diaspora SEPT 2012-
Studies, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Health policy, Vanderbilt University JULY 2014-
School of Medicine, Nashville, TN


Editorial Board, Journal of Medical Humanities, International Journal of Men’s Health & Gender, Literature and Medicine, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry  
Referee, Literature and Medicine, Gender and History, Gender and Society, Journal of the History of Medicine, Social Science and Medicine, Cultural Anthropology, Lancet, University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, St. Martin’s Press, Duke University Press, Yale University Press
Advisory Board, the Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI.
Advisory Board, AAC&U, Depression on College Campuses initiative.  

GRANT SUPPORT (selected; PI unless otherwise specified)

Special Project Grant, The Gender Based Censorship Project 1999-2000
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Rachel Upjohn Foundation, Clinical Scholars Award 2000-2003
“Cultural Aspects of Depression” ($15,000)
Life Sciences, Values, and Society Program, Special Project Grant 2000-2001
“Race, Gender, and the Genome” ($15,000)
U.S. Department of Education/Fipse Program, PI, “Seeing the Body Elsewise: 2000-2004
Connecting Medicine and the Humanities”  ($249,000)
Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Faculty Grant Competition 2001-2002
“Gender, Life Stages, and SSRI Antidepressants”
Venture Investment Fund, GME Ethics Initiative ($15,000) 2001-2002
NIH K12 Award ($189,540), “The Role of SSRIs in 2001-2004
Defining, Diagnosing, and Treating Women’s Depressive Illness
Across the Life Span”
UM LS&A Subvention Grant, “The Freud of Prozac: Tracing 2002
Psychotropic Medications Through American Culture
UM Intersections Faculty Grant ($12,000)
Michigan Humanities Institute Faculty Fellowship ($46,000) 2004-2005
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health and Society 2004-2005
Scholars Program, Small Grant Award ($25,000),
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression 2005-2007
(NARSAD), Junior Investigator Award ($60,000),
“Race, Stigma, and Mental Illness”
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), 2007-2008
One-Year Faculty Fellowship,
“Race, Stigma, and Schizophrenia”
John S. Guggenheim Foundation, 2009-2010
One-Year Faculty Fellowship
“Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and Schizophrenia”
UM Publication Subvention Grant ($10,000), “The Protest Psychosis” 2010
UM Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Faculty Seed Grant, 2010-2012
African American Masculinities and Chronic Illness ($10,000)
National Science Foundation (NSF), Science and Society Program, 2011-2015
Investigator Award ($184,000), “Race, Politics, and the History of
The Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Center at Meharry Medical College 2012-2015
Pilot Project Grant ($40,000), “Masculinity, Race, and the Politics of American
Men’s Health Policy”
PI, REAM Foundation Project Grant, Medicine, Health, and Society ($60,000) 2014-2018
Co-PI, Vanderbilt International Office (VIO) Seed Grant, 2015-2016
Contested global biopsychiatry: Establishing an international partnership for
critical and constructive global mental health ($17,000)
Co-PI, Vanderbilt Research Scholar Series Grant, Globalization, 2015-2017
psychiatry, and the politics of global mental health ($16, 620)
Medical License: California, Michigan
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (APBN)
Outstanding Submission, Society for Health and Human Values 1996
National Meeting, “Prozac Narratives: The Biology of a
New Approach to Contemporary American Fiction”
The Michigan Psychoanalytic Association 1998
Outstanding Research Award, “Psychotherapy,
Managed Care, and the Economy of Interaction:
The Narrative Theory of Managed Mental Health Care”
The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture 1998
John P. Speigel International Award in Cross Cultural Psychiatry,
“Psychiatry, Prozac, and Popular Culture”
Special Project Research Grant, Institute for Research on Women and Gender 1998-1999
“The Aesthetics of Depression”
University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities 1998-1999
James Wynne Fellowship
Association of Academic Psychiatry/Galaxo-Wellcome Junior Faculty 2000-2001
Development Award
American Psychiatric Institute For Research and Education, 2002
Junior Investigator Award
Future Leaders in Psychiatry, Junior Faculty Award 2003
Trading Concepts: Discourse and Narrative in the 2003-2004
Humanities and Social Sciences Fellow
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), Best Special Issue 2005
Award runner up, “Difference and Identity in Medicine”
School of Philosophical & Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney, 2006
International Honorary Fellowship
University of Missouri, Kansas City, William H. Sirhige Medical 2009
Humanities Honorary Lectureship
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, 2009

Delta Chapter, Alumni Inductee

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, 2011

Delta Chapter, Honorary Professor

Dyason Award Fellowship, University of Melbourne 2013


Scientific Program Committee, American Psychiatric Association 2000-2003
Presidential Appointee, Telecommunications Subcommittee, 2000-2003
American Psychiatric Association
Executive Committee, Association of American Colleges and Universities 2005-2011
(AAC&U), Initiative on Depression on College Campuses

Arts, Literature, and Cultural Studies Review Committee, American


Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH)
Conference Co-chair, American Association for the History of 2017
Medicine (AAHM) annual conference


Over 300 invited presentations, including grand rounds presentations and invited lectures.  Recent venues include UCLA, Emory, UCSF, The Carter Center, John’s Hopkins University, Columbia University, NYU, Northwestern, U Chicago, UIC, CUNY Graduate Center, UC Irvine, Oberlin College, Rice University, and Mayo Clinic.  Recent keynotes or major lectures include, Japanese Society for Transcultural Psychiatry; Association of Academic Psychiatry International Conference (; Vanderbilt University College of Arts & Sciences Board of Visitors dinner;  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College, 2012 Partnership Lecture;  4th Biennial Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities (; Keynote address, Race and Health Colloquium, University of Melbourne (; Opening address, University of Chicago Colloquium on Asylums and Prisons; Keynote, Calgary Institute for the Humanities Community Forum; Grand Rounds, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Department of Psychiatry; Walls and Bridges Festival, Brooklyn, New York (; Keynote Speaker, Tennessee Dental Association;  Keynote Address, Durham Critical Medical Humanities Conference, Durham, UK, ;Featured speaker, Conte Center for Neuroscience Research Public Lecture Series, : Vanderbilt Alumni Club, Philadelphia Chapter, Commodore Classroom,;


Pre-Health Curriculum Committee 1999-2005
Women’s Studies Program, University of Michigan.  
Gender and the Media Subcommittee 1999-2001
Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan
Co-Curator, Seeing Is Healing? The Visual Arts of Medicine: Aug.-Nov., 2000
The University of Michigan Medical School Sesquicentennial Exhibition
Museum of Art, University of Michigan
Advisory Board, Life Sciences, Values, and Society Program 2000-2005
University of Michigan
Core Faculty, Bioethics Program, 2000-206
University of Michigan School of Medicine
Life Sciences Institute, Faculty Seed Grants Committee 2000-2003
Faculty Search Committee (2), Bioethics Program 2000-2006
Clinical Scholars Search Committee, RWJ Clinical Scholars Program 2000-2011
Psychiatry Information Systems Committee 2001-2002
Chair, Women’s Studies Mini-Course Committee 2001-2004
Core Faculty, Science and Technology Studies Program 2001-2011
Waggoner Lectureship Committee 2001-2011
Women’s Studies Executive Committee 2002-2004
Organizer, Lecture Series on “Gender, Culture, and the Genome” 2002-2004
Cultural Competency Committee, Bioethics Program, UM 2002
Chair, Grand Rounds Committee, Department of Psychiatry, UM 2002-2005
UM Medical School Curriculum Committee, Subcommittee 2003-2005
On Professionalization
Chair, Awards Committee, Dorothy McGuigan Student Essay 2003-2004
Chair, Curriculum Committee, Women’s Studies Program, UM 2003-2005
UM Presidential Initiative, Michigan Healthy Community Initiative Task 2005-2007
Conference Chair, Against Health: Resisting the Invisible Morality, 2006
University of Michigan (
Review Committee, Women’s Studies, UM 2006-2007
Medical History Committee, UM Medical School 2008-2009
Review Committee, Women’s Studies, UM 2008-2010
Dean’s Interdisciplinary Studies Committee, Vanderbilt University 2011-2012
Chair, MHS Search Committee (8 tenure-line searches), Vanderbilt University 2011-
Conference Co-Chair, Structural Competency, NYU-Vanderbilt-UCSF
Senior Advisory Review Committee (SARC), Vanderbilt University, 2012-
College of Arts & Sciences
Committee on Health Related Professions, Vanderbilt University 2012-
Committee on Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies, Vanderbilt University 2012-
Graduate Chair, Vanderbilt MHS 2012-
Co-chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, MHS 2012-
2013 Murray Lecture co-organizer, Vanderbilt University 2013
Chair, Social Foundations of Health 4+1 Planning Committee, MHS 2013
Co-chair, Vanderbilt Strategic Planning Committee on Healthcare Solutions 2013
Conference Co-Chair, Structural Competency, UCSF-Vanderbilt
Conference Chair, The Politics of Health, Vanderbilt, 2013
Attending Physician, Adult Outpatient Clinic, Department JULY 1999-MAY 2011
of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
(FCC Clinic, Depression Center Team, Individual
Psychotherapy/Psychopharmacology, Emergency Psychiatry,
Inpatient Psychiatry)
Attending Physician, Psychological Clinic, Department of
Psychology, University of Michigan


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