Catherine F Belling, PhD

Catherine F Belling, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical Education



Rubloff Building Suite 625
750 N Lake Shore
Chicago IL 60611

c-belling( at )

Education and Certification

PhD: Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (2000)


Description of Interests

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.

Interests (Keywords)

Bioethics; Biomedical Literacy; History of Medicine; Literature and Medicine; Medical Humanities; Narrative Medicine; Psychiatry; Public Health

Research and Publications

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