Mical Raz MD, PhD

Laboratory Associate in the History of Medicine

Biographical Info

Mical Raz received her PhD in 2007 and an MD in 2009 from Tel Aviv University. Before coming to Yale, she was a Polonsky Post Doctoral Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, and a physician in an internal medicine department at the Tel Aviv Medical Center.

Her first book, The Lobotomy Letters: The Making of American Psychosurgery, was awarded the Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome Career Development Award. Her second book, What's Wrong with the Poor? Race, Psychiatry and the War on Poverty is forthcoming with UNC Press in Fall 2013. She has published in journals including the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Social History of Medicine and most recently, History of the Human Sciences. A historian of American psychiatry, Raz is interested in the intersection of psychiatry, poverty and politics, and in disparities in health care access and delivery in twentieth century US history.

At Yale, she is also a resident in the Department of Internal Medicine, and coordinates the History of Psychiatry working group.

Education & Training

Tel Aviv University (2007)
Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv (2009)

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