Focus of Work
Hypochondriasis as psychiatric diagnosis; hypochondria/disease anxiety as a problem for primary care; cultural narratives regarding health/disease and their role in fostering anxiety about disease and about health care. The role of narrative in patients', physicians', and biomedical scientists' thinking about the inside of the living human body. The place of fear and uncertainty in medical epistemology.
Medical HumanitiesLiterature and MedicineBioethicsPublic HealthPsychiatryBiomedical LiteracyNarrative MedicineHistory of Medicine
Education and Certification
- PhD: Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (2000)