Sally Satel

Sally Satel is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the staff psychiatrist at a local methadone clinic in Washington, D.C. Satel was an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale University from 1988 to 1993 and remains a lecturer at Yale.

From 1993 to 1994 she was a Robert Wood Johnson policy fellow with the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. She has written widely in academic journals on topics in psychiatry and medicine, and she has published articles on cultural aspects of medicine and science in numerous magazines and journals.

She has testified before Congress on veterans’ issues, mental health policy, drug courts and health disparities. Satel is author of Drug treatment: The case for coercion and PC, M.D.: How political correctness is corrupting medicine.

She is coauthor of One nation under therapy, co-author of The health disparity myth and editor of When altruism isn’t enough: The case for compensating kidney donors. Her recent book, co-authored with Emory psychologist Scott Lilienfeld is Brainwashed: The seductive appeal of mindless neuroscience. Brainwashed was a finalist for the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in science.