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Virtual Mentor. October 2003, Volume 5, Number 10.

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Psychiatry.

October 2003, Volume 5, Number 10

Jennifer Bremer, MD, is a child and adult psychiatrist trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA. She is currently the medical director of the eating disorders program at the University of Chicago.

Mary G. Burke, MD, is on the staff of the Department of Psychiatry at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and is an assistant clinical professor at UCSF. She is also in private practice.

David Cohen, PhD, is a professor of social work at Florida International University in Miami and editor-in-chief of Ethical Human Sciences and Services. He has published widely on socio-cultural uses and iatrogenic effects of psychiatric drugs. He received the 2003 Eliot Freidson Award from the American Sociological Association for outstanding publication in medical sociology.

Sam Huber is a 4th year medical student at the University of Rochester. He intends to specialize in psychiatry, medical education, and relationship-centered care.

Ralph Ibson, JD, is vice president for Governmental Affairs at National Mental Health Association, Alexandria, VA. He was counsel to the Commission on the Future Structure of the VA Health Care System and deputy assistant general counsel at the Veterans Administration.

Kenneth Kipnis, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, where he teaches ethics courses to psychiatry residents. He is vice speaker of the AMA House of Delegates.

Roy Lubit, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He is board-certified in child, adult and forensic psychiatry. He is coauthor of the chapter on Ethics in Psychiatry in the upcoming edition of the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry.

Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry and women's studies at the University of Michigan, where he also directs the Program in Culture, Health, and Medicine. His recently-published book, Prozac on the Couch: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs, is a cultural history of psychiatric drugs.

Jeffrey L. Metzner, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colorado. He is the associate director of the forensic fellowship program at UCHSC, the current chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Psychiatry and Law, and a former president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL).

Loren Mosher, MD, is a psychiatrist and director of a mental health alternative consulting firm, Soteria Associates. He is clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California in San Diego. He was formerly chief of the Center for Studies of Schizophrenia at the National Institute of Mental Health and served as first editor-in-chief of Schizophrenia Bulletin.

Robert Orr, MD, is director of clinical ethics at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, in Bannockburn,IL. The Web site is www.cbhd.org.

Dudley Stewart, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been in practice in New Orleans for over 30 years. He joined the AMA's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs in June of 2003.

Richard Weiner, MD, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical School, in Durham, NC and chief of Mental Health Service Line at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham. He is also past chair of the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on ECT.

Robert M. Wettstein, MD, is a practicing forensic psychiarist and teaches at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine and Law. He is president-elect of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. He has published in the areas of mental health law, ethics, and forensic psychiatry.

Howard Zonana, MD, is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine; and Clinical Professor [Adjunct] at Yale University Law School. He is the medical director of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

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Jacob Kurlander


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