Professor Steve Schlozman’s First novel, The Zombie Autopsies, was published in 2012. He is assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a psychiatrist and child psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
He majored in English and biology at Stanford University, and after teaching high school English, he attended Dartmouth and Brown University Medical Schools.
He is a novelist and short story writer, and George Romero optioned Steve’s first novel, The Zombie Autopsies, for film. The Zombie Autopsies has also been used to create curricular offerings in neuroscience, and as the substrate for a virtual reality mini-series.
Steve’s second novel, Smoke Above Treeline, was a finalist in the North Street Book Prize competition. Schlozman teaches psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and film and creative writing at Harvard University. His stories have appeared in 99 Pine Street, The Fourth River, Dark Moon Digest, The Southwest Airlines Magazine, and See The Elephant.
He has authored more than 40 academic publications, often focusing on the relationship of the humanities and popular culture to medical education and practice.
He has helped to design video games that teach adolescents about neurobiology, and he has collaborated at Kings College, London to assess attitudes regarding psychiatry among medical educators and curricula.
Currently, Steve is the co-director at The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital. He blogs for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and he has written articles for The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Psychology Today, Newsweek and The Guardian.