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Nathan Ha, MD, PhD

Faculty Affiliate, Narrative Medicine; Instructor in Psychiatry, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry

Nathan Ha, MD, PhD is currently an attending physician at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, working in the Gender Identity Program. He earned his MD from Hofstra Northwell and completed residency at the Yale Department of Psychiatry. He earned his PhD from Princeton in the history of science, and gender and sexuality studies. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics. His research focuses on the dynamic relationship between patients, clinicians, and researchers in shaping understandings of human health and difference. He has developed and taught classes on the history of psychiatry; LGBTQ health; race, gender and science; and narrative medicine. He is currently working on projects in the field of medical education, especially to improve care for people from different backgrounds of race, gender, and sexuality.