Jonathan M. Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of sociology and psychiatry and the director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. 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 the University of Michigan.
A 2008 Guggenheim fellow, Metzl has written extensively for medical, psychiatric and popular publications. He is the author of the recent best-selling book, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland. His other books include The Protest Psychosis, Prozac on the Couch and Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality.