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Danielle Spencer

Columbia University

Danielle Spencer, Ph.D, is a faculty member and Associate Director of the Columbia University Narrative Medicine Master of Science Program. Author of the forthcoming From Diagnosis to Metagnosis: How Retrospective Revelations Unsettle Knowledge, Narrative, and Identity (Oxford University Press, 2020) and co-author of Perkins-Prize-winning The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine (OUP, 2017), her research interests include retrospective diagnosis, contemporary film and bioethics, and healthcare pedagogy. Spencer’s work appears in diverse outlets from Ploughshares to The Lancet. Formerly artist/musician David Byrne’s Art Director, she holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University, a Ph.D. from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and is a 2019 MacDowell Fellow.

Bio Oct 2019