Metzl, JM. “Repeal the Dickey Amendment to Address Polarization Surrounding Firearms in the United States.” American Journal of Public Health108 (7): 864-65, July 2018.

Podcast: ‘AJPH July 2018: Gun Violence: What Researchers and Gun Owners Can Do,”

Metzl, JM, Hansen H.  Structural Competency and Psychiatry.  JAMA Psychiatry 2018 Feb 1;75(2):115-116.

Metzl, JM, Petty JP, Olowojobab, OV. Using a structural competency framework to teach structural racism in pre-health education. Social Science and Medicine.Volume 199, February 2018, Pages 189-201.

Unique premed program teaches new approach to race and health. 



Petty JP, Metzl JM, Keys M. Developing and Evaluating an Innovative Structural Competency Curriculum for Pre-Health Students.  Journal of Medical Humanities,(2017) 38: 459, doi:10.1007/s10912-017-9449-1.

Donald, Cameron A. MS; DasGupta, Sayantani MD, MPH; Metzl, Jonathan M. MD, PhD; Eckstrand, Kristen L. MD, PhD. Queer Frontiers in Medicine: A Structural Competency Approach. Academic Medicine 92(3):345-350, March 2017.

Hansen, H, Metzl, JM.  New Medicine for the U.S. Health Care System: Training Physicians for Structural Interventions. Academic Medicine 92(3):279-281, March 2017.

Metzl JM, Petty JP. Integrating Structural Competency Into an Innovative Pre-Health Curriculum at Vanderbilt UniversityAcademic Medicine 92(3):354-359, March 2017.



Metzl, JM, McLelland, S, Bergner E.  Conflations of Marital Status and Sanity: Implicit Heterosexist Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis in Physician-Dictated Charts at a Midwestern Medical Center.  Yale J Biol Med.2016 Jun;89(2): 247–254.

Metzl, JM. “Living and Dying in Mental Health: Guns, Race, and the Politics of Schizophrenic Violence.”  In Clara Han and Veena Das, eds., Anthropology of Living and Dying in the Contemporary World.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press [2016].

Hansen H, Metzl JM.  Structural Competency in the U.S. Healthcare Crisis: Putting Social and Policy Interventions Into Clinical Practice.  Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 2016 (5): 1-5.

Andrews L, Metzl JM. “Reading the image of race: Neurocriminology, medical imaging technologies, and literary intervention.”  In,Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016: 242-259.

Metzl, JM. “Well-Being and Being Safe: Do Guns Change Social Interactions?,” In, Harward, D, ed, Well-Being and Higher Education: A Strategy for Change and the Realization of Education’s Greater Purposes AAC&U Press, 2016:

Metzl, JM.  “Race and Mental Health.”  In Tess Jones and Delise Wear, eds, Health Humanities Reader.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2015, 261-67.

Metzl JM.  Metzl Responds, Seasonal Influence on Mass ShootingsAm J Public Health: May 2016, Vol. 106, No. 5, pp. 15-17.



Metzl JM, MacLeish, KT. Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms.Am J Public Health.2015;105(2):240-249.

Metzl JM.  Gun Violence, Stigma, and Mental Illness: Clinical Implications. Psychiatric Times, special issue on Trauma and Violence. 2015, XXXII (3): 54-57.

Metzl JM. “Mental Illness, Gun Violence, and (Misguided) Policy Interventions.”  Policy People 2015, 23 (10).



Metzl, JM and Hansen, HH. “Structural Competency: theorizing a new medical engagement with stigma and inequality.” Social Science & Medicine 2014, 103: 126-133.

Cited by the World Health Organization.

Metzl, JM and Roberts, D. “Structural Competency Meets Structural Racism:  Race, Politics, and the Structure of Medical Knowledge.” American Medical Association Journal of Ethics 2014, 16(9): 674-90.

Metzl, JM. “Controllin’ the Planet: the Autobiographical Schizophrenia of Hip Hop.”  Transition: Publication of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University 2014, 115: 23-33.

Metzl, JM and MacLeish, K.  “Triggering the Debate: Faulty Associations Between Violence and Mental Illness Underlie U.S. Gun Control Efforts.”  Risk and Regulation 2013, 25: 8-10.

Metzl, JM.  “Structural Health, and the Politics of African American Masculinity.”  American Journal of Men’s Health 2013, 7(4): 69-72.



Metzl, JM and Franklin, J.  “Race, Civil Rights, and Psychiatry.”  Atrium 2012 (9): 12-16.

Metzl, JM. “Mental Illness in Popular Culture.”  In Laurence Rubin, ed., Mental Illness in Popular Media: Essays on the Representation of Disorders (London:  Mcfarland, 2012): 1-5.

Metzl, JM. “Mainstream Anxieties about Race in Antipsychotic Drug Ads.”  American Medical Association Journal of Ethics 2012, 14 (6):494-502.

Metzl, JM..  “Structural Competency.”  American Quarterly 2012, 64 (2): 213-18. 



Metzl, JM. “Gender Stereotypes in the Diagnosis of Depression:  A Systematic Content Analysis of Medical Records.”  In Janice Jenkins, ed., Globalization of Pharmaceuticals 2011 (Santa Fe: School of Advanced Research Press).

Metzl, JM. “Should the Mentally Ill Bear Arms?: Mental Illness Stigma in the Aftermath of Tucson.”  Lancet 2011; 377: 2172-73.

Griffith, DM,Metzl, JM and Gunter, K. “Considering Intersections of Race and Gender in Interventions That Address U.S. Men’s Health Disparities.”  Public Health. 2011;125(7):417-23.

Metzl, JM. “Taking Pleasure in Drugs.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. (2011) 17(2-3): 435-437.




Metzl, JM.“Le Prozac et la Narration Sexuée de L’espoir,” In, A. Leibing et Virginie Tournay (dir.), Technologies de L’espoir. Les débats publics autour de l’innovation médicale – un objet anthropologique à définir(Presses Universitaires de Laval, collection “Société, cultures et santé, 2010).

Metzl, JM. “The Humanities Do Not Soften Hard Science: Biocultures and the Medical Humanities,” PMLA 2009;24(3): 951-953.

Metzl, JM, and Herzig, R.  “Medicalization in the 21stCentury.”  Lancet2007; 369: 697-98.

Metzl, JM.  “If DTC Ads Come to Europe: Lessons from the American Marketplace.”  Lancet 2007; 369: 704-06.

Metzl, JM, and Howell, JD.  “GREAT MOMENTS: Authenticity, Ideology, and the Telling of Medical ‘History.’” Literature and Medicine 2006;25(2):502–521.

Metzl, JM, Angel, J.  “Assessing the Impact of SSRI Antidepressants on Popular Notions of Women’s Depressive Illness.”  Social Science and Medicine 2004; 58(3): 577-584.

Metzl, JM.  “Voyeur Nation?  Changing Definitions of Voyeurism, 1950-2004.”  Harvard Review of Psychiatry 2004; 12(2): 127-31.

Metzl, JM: “The Pharmaceutical Gaze: Psychiatry, Scopophilia, and Psychotropic Medication Advertising, 1964-1985” in Friedman, ed., Cultural Sutures: Medicine and the Media, 2004 Durham: Duke University Press: 15-36.

Metzl, JM, and Poirier,S.  “Multiculturalism in Medicine.”  Literature and Medicine 2004; 23(1): 6-12.

Metzl, JM.  “From Scopophilia to ‘Survivor’: A Brief History of Voyeurism, 1950-2004.” Textual Practice 2004; 18(3): 415-34.

Metzl, JM, and Howell, JD.  “Making History: Lessons from the Great Moments Series of Pharmaceutical Advertisements.”  Academic Medicine 2004; 79(11): 1027-32. 

Metzl, JM. “Selling Sanity Through Gender: Psychiatry and the Dynamics of Pharmaceutical Advertising,” Journal of Medical Humanities 2003;24 (1): 79-103.

Gardiner, P and Metzl, JM. “The Cultural Studies Of Psychiatry: An Introduction,” Journal of Medical Humanities 2003;24 (1): 1-9.

Metzl, JM and Howel, JD. “Depression and Art: Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia, I,” Academic Medicine 2003; 78 (4): 383-84.

Metzl, JM and Riba, M. “Understanding the Symbolic Values of Psychotropic Medications,” Primary Psychiatry, 2003 10 (7).

Metzl, JM.“Making ‘Mother’s Little Helper’: The Crisis of Psychoanalysis and the Miltown Resolution, 1954-1959,” Gender and History 2003; 15 (3): 228-55.

Metzl, JM.“Author Exchange: Gender and Nation in Post-war Visual Culture,” Gender and History 2003; 15 (3): 256-62.

Metzl, JM.  “Understanding Psychotropic Medications as Literary Symbols.”  Virtual Mentor: Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association 2003; 5 (10)

Metzl, JM: “Prozac, and the Pharmacokinetics of Narrative Form,” SIGNS: The Journal of Women, Culture, and Society 2002; 27 (2): 347-380.

Metzl, JM. “Introspections: Angela,” American Journal of Psychiatry 2002 159: 1665-1666.

Metzl, JM “Signifying Medications in Thom Jones’ ‘Superman, My Son,’” in Hudson-Jones, ed.,  MLATeaching Literature and Medicine, Modern Language Association: New York, 2000: 338-43.

Reprinted in Karr, ed., Short Story Criticism(56). Detroit: Gale, 2003.

Metzl, JM. “Love and Loss in Mann’s Death in Venice,”

Academic Medicine. 1998; 73(4):412-413. 

Metzl, JM. “Psychotherapy, Managed Care, and the Economy of Interaction,”American Journal of Psychotherapy 1998; 52(3):332-351.

Metzl, JM and Riba M. “Psychiatry and the Humanities in the Age of Prozac,”Journal of Practical Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, 1998; 4:208-219.

Metzl, JM. “Trauma, Listening, and ‘A Way You’ll Never Be,’”Medical Humanities Review 1997; 11(1): 22-38.

Metzl, JM. “Managed Mental Health: An Oxymoron of Ethics?” The Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry 1996; 13(1): 40-47.


BOOK CHAPTERS (selected):

Metzl JM.  “China’s Ill-Considered Response to the H1N1 Flu.”  In Marsha Meeks, ed., At Issue: The H1N1 Flu 2011 Gale: Dallas.

McClelland, S and Metzl, JM.  “Male Power and Potency.”  In Michael Flood and Kegan Gardiner, J, eds, Routledge International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities2007 Rutgers: New Brunswick.

Metzl, JM: “Medication and the Therapeutic Alliance,” in Tasman and Riba, ed., The Doctor-Patient Relationship in Pharmacotherapy. 2000 New York: Guilford.