Rachel Aviv, ’04, joined the “New Yorker” as a staff writer in 2013. She has written about criminal justice, psychiatry, education, foster care, and homelessness, among other subjects. In 2010, she received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Her writing on mental health was awarded a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship, an Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media, and an American Psychoanalytic Association Award for Excellence in Journalism. Aviv’s writing is collected in “The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010” and “The Best American Science Writing 2012.” She has taught courses in narrative medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, the City College of New York, and at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. This is the second lecture in the Great Brown Nonfiction Writers’ Lecture Series, 2015-16.