Sally Satel, M.D., a practicing psychiatrist and lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine, examines mental health policy as well as political trends in medicine. Her publications include PC, M.D.: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine (Basic Books, 2001); The Health Disparities Myth (AEI Press, 2006); When Altruism Isn’t Enough: The Case for Compensating Organ Donors (AEI Press, 2009); and One Nation under Therapy (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), coauthored with Christina Hoff Sommers. Her recent book, Brainwashed – The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience (Basic, 2013) with Scott Lilienfeld, was a 2014 finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science.

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  • Staff Psychiatrist, Partners in Drug Use Rehabilitation and Counseling (PIDARC), 2010-present
  • Lecturer, 1995-present; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, 1988-95; Resident in Psychiatry, 1985-88, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Staff Psychiatrist, Oasis Drug Treatment Clinic, Washington, D.C., 1997-2009
  • Member, National Advisory Council for the Center for Mental Health Services, 2002-2005
  • Member, Panel to Review Sexual Misconduct Allegations at the U.S. Air Force Academy (Fowler Commission), 2003
  • Professional Staff Member, Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, U.S. Senate, 1996-97
  • Consultant, Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate, 1995-96
  • Staff Psychiatrist, District of Columbia Superior Court Pretrial Program, 1995-96
  • Visiting Research Scientist, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1994-96
  • Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, Labor and Human Resources Committee, U.S. Senate, 1993-94
  • Staff Psychiatrist, West Haven VA Medical Center, 1988-93



M.D., Brown University
M.S., University of Chicago
B.S., Cornell University