About Us


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. Through the Leo Rangell Professorial Endowment, we organize educational and research programs designed to further Dr. Rangell's interests in psychoanalysis and social medicine and to attract young physicians and researchers into careers where they will apply psychoanalytic methods and will work with underserved populations with mental illness.

Joel Braslow, MD, PhD

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