Rita Watson, MPH,  became a columnist after many years at the New York Times and Director of  Policy and Education at Yale’s  psychiatry department.  Her focus was on advocacy and informed consent based on studies at the Yale Law School.  She is an Associate Fellow at Yale’s Ezra Stiles College.  (See Bio/Books link)

A member of the National Press Club and the Association of Opinion Journalists/ NECW,  today Rita Watson brings readers interviews with experts and department chiefs at major academic and medical institutions.

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