About

Daniel Carlat

Daniel Carlat

  • Director
  • Prescription Project,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts

Profile

Dr. Daniel Carlat is directs Pew's prescription project, which seeks to ensure transparency in physician-industry relationships and promotes policies to reduce or manage conflicts of interest that could affect patient care.

Before joining Pew, Carlat was a practicing psychiatrist and was president and CEO of Carlat Publishing LLC, which publishes non-industry supported continuing medical education newsletters for psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners.

Carlat is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and professional books in psychiatry, most notably The Psychiatric Interview: A Practical Guide, currently in its third edition and translated into several languages. In addition to his professional writing, Dr. Carlat has written about conflicts of interest for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, and Wired. His article for The New York Times Magazine, "Dr. Drug Rep", was selected for Harper Perennial’s Best Science Writing 2008 anthology. 

In 2010, he published his first book for a general audience, Unhinged: A Doctor’s Alarming Revelations about a Profession in Crisis. The book, which proposes solutions for reforming the  mental health care system in the U.S., has garnered significant media attention, including a July 2010 interview on NPR’s Fresh Air.

Dr. Carlat received his M.D. at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his psychiatric  residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Tufts School of Medicine.

Recent Work

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  • Pew Scholar Leads the Search for Ebola Solutions

    As the Ebola case count approaches 10,000 worldwide, 1991 Pew scholar Ian Lipkin is devising approaches to stop the virus’ spread. Lipkin, who directs the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, leads a design challenge to develop low-cost, technology-driven solutions to Ebola. Beginning Oct. 2, all... Read More

  • Heading Home, but Much Work Remains

    ABOARD THE RESEARCH VESSEL BRAVEHEART—Our expedition to sample marine life in the waters around the Austral and Gambier islands of French Polynesia has drawn to a close, and we are headed back to New Zealand—but the work is far from over. Read More

  • Michigan's Manufacturing Heritage Helps Fuel Wind Power

    Michigan has capitalized on more than a century of innovation and manufacturing expertise in the automotive industry to build its clean energy economy. New research from The Pew Charitable Trusts finds that policy—coupled with the state’s infrastructure and technological know-how, skilled workforce, and export markets in port cities along the Great Lakes—helped Michigan attract... Read More

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