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History and Social Studies
of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine
Understanding the History of Medicine
Understanding the History of Medicine
History of Psychiatry
History of Psychiatry
History of
Neuroscience
History of
Neuroscience
in Contemporary Scientific Contexts
In Contemporary Social Contexts
In Contemporary Political Contexts
Los Angeles as a laboratory for understanding medical
and mental health care in social context
Los Angeles as a laboratory for understanding
medical and mental health care in social context

We are a community of scholars focused on the historical and sociocultural contexts of health and disease as well as clinical and scientific practices. We direct postdoctoral fellows in the social studies of medicine and are the home for the Social Sciences Track of the UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program.

Joel Braslow, MD, PhD