Category Archives: Miscellaneous
We need to keep a focus on what the duties are of physicians and other health care personnel are during times of war: See video here. The fact that health care personnel actively participated in torture during our war on … Continue reading
Just posted on KevinMD. The piece is here. Some state PHPs are advocating a zero tolerance policy for any positive marijuana test and also often have a de facto zero tolerance policy for any positive test for metabolites of alcohol. … Continue reading
Do state physician health programs encourage referrals that violate the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Hot off the presses with co-author Nick Lawson in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry is this article entitled “Do state physician health programs encourage referrals that violate the Americans with Disabilities Act?” A PDF of the paper is … Continue reading
We are the only country where these mass killings happen regularly. Even though some say “How can we prevent this?” the answer is quite clear and has worked in every other country in the world. No way the men who … Continue reading
Co-author Emily Nagisa Keehn and I just published this piece about the extensive health toll that incarceration exacts. The AP just picked it up!
Mental Health Matters–Thinking about Stigma, Parity, and the Obstacles to Obtaining Needed Mental Health Care
Pat Lawrence interviews J. Wesley Boyd., M.D., Ph.D., a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School. They discuss the crisis in mental health care, focusing on difficulty in getting insurance coverage, substance abuse issues, and advances in treatment. The interview can be … Continue reading
Our Youth Deserve Better: We Fail Our Youth When They are Most at Risk for Drug and Mental Health Problems.
I co-authored this piece with Sarah Samuelson for Psychology Today. In the piece we write that transition-age youth (age 18-25) are at high risk for mental health, physical health, and substance use problems, yet they are falling through the cracks due to … Continue reading
This is the first of a handful of posts and commentaries that I will post arising out of the Prison Conference called “Behind Bars: Ethics and Human Rights in US Prisons.” In it, Gali Katznelson nicely highlights some of the … Continue reading
Two Harvard professors share their thoughts on the latest from the US Republican Party’s tuition waiver tax plan. The post appears in Nature here: http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2017/12/11/the-urgent-need-to-recognize-and-value-academic-labor/