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Sayantani DasGupta

Sayantani DasGupta is a faculty member in the Master's Program in Narrative Medicine, the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, all at Columbia University. Originally trained in pediatrics and public health, Dr. DasGupta is a co-author of The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine (Oxford University Press, 2017) as well as The Demon Slayers and Other Stories: Bengali Folktales (1995). She is the author of Her Own Medicine: A Woman's Journey from Student to Doctor (1999), and co-editor of Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write Their Bodies (2007) and Globalization and Transnational Surrogacy in India: Outsourcing Life (2014). Her work has appeared in journals including The Lancet, JAMA, Pediatrics, The Hastings Center Report, Literature and Medicine, Teaching and Learning in Medicine,and The Journal of Medical Humanities. She is an associate editor of the journal Literature and Medicine, and her current interests are in issues of narrative humility in medical education and practice, racial justice and health, diaspora studies, and science fiction/health futurities. Dr. DasGupta holds a B.A, from Brown University and an M.D./M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University.