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Social Psychiatry

The mission of the interest group is to advance the study of the structural conditions (i.e. the historical, political, economic, cultural and ideological) that help determine the organization and delivery of psychiatric systems and care, on the one hand, and the manifestation and patterns of psychiatric illness, on the other. The group will draw on work from the humanities and social sciences (e.g. history of medicine and psychiatry; medical and sociocultural anthropology; disability studies; geography; English and comparative literature) as well as public health and the law and seek to develop and deepen collaborations with graduate students and scholars in those fields at Yale and across the country. It will seek to inform our clinical formulations for individuals and communities of people and our imagination for individual and collective interventions. Leadership of the Social Psychiatry interest group are:

Resident Leaders – Jeremy Levenson

Faculty Advisor – Marco Ramos