Professor Jonathan Metzl Writes About His Direct Experience With China's Response to the H1N1 Virus in the Kansas City Star and the Los Angeles Times

Jul 13, 2009 Bookmark and Share

"Quarantine in China Perplexing, Counterproductive"
Kansas City Star, June 29, 2009

"China's Ill-Considered Response to the H1N1 Virus"
Los Angeles Times, July 12, 2009


Jonathan M. 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. In this capacity 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, forthcoming). 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