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Lindsey (Lou) Deringer, M.S., OMS-I

Lecturer, Narrative Medicine

Lindsey (Lou) Deringer graduated from Columbia’s Masters Program in Narrative Medicine in February 2020. Her final capstone was entitled “To Know an Other: The readerly journey and its capacity for relationship,” and explored the ways in which the solo activity of reading may serve as a foundation for profound connection.

Prior to her involvement in the field of Narrative Medicine, Lou was a student at Colorado College where she studied English Literature and Biochemistry. During this time, Lou also cultivated a deep love for all things wild; she has served as a backcountry ski and backcountry hiking guide. Lou also received a grant for, and completed, the 485-mile Colorado Trail. Her professional life has taken a delightfully varied path – ranging from college admissions to emergency medical services.

Lou is a current DO student at Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, OR and intends to pursue a specialty in medical genetics; Lou is fascinated by the “stuff” that makes us – whether it be genetic or otherwise. She organizes Narrative Medicine Workshops for her peers and is extremely interested in bringing Narrative Medicine to medical pedagogy.