Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Ph.D., is a medical and psychological anthropologist. She studied anthropology at Dartmouth College (A.B., 2001) before pursuing graduate studies in anthropology at Case Western Reserve University (Ph.D., 2007). She received postdoctoral training in culture and mental health in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School through a National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship. She is currently Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. Her work explores lived experiences of mental illness and the contemporary context of mental health services in the U.S. Much of her research focuses on the lives of people of color and people living in poverty in the U.S. She conducts research among individuals living with severe mental illness and addictions in Washington, D.C. in the context of a research and training collaboration between Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and Howard University funded by the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR RRTC H133AO80063; PI: R. Whitley).