Yale University’s Carolyn Mazure asks why Gov. Rick Perry is trying to discourage public trust in science, when its methods have directly contributed to his political success.
Carolyn M. Mazure is a professor of psychiatry, and associate dean for faculty at Yale School of Medicine. She created and directs Yale’s research program on health and gender, Women’s Health Research at Yale, which initiates innovative studies on women’s health and translates findings into practice (www.yalewhr.org ). She has published extensively on depression, smoking and other addictive behaviors, focusing on the role of stress in the occurrence and outcomes of these conditions. Her edited books include “Does Stress Cause Psychiatric Illness?” and “Understanding Depression in Women: Applying Empirical Research to Practice and Policy.