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Sayantani DasGupta

Lecturer in the Discipline of Narrative Medicine

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, 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.


  • M.D./M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A., Brown University


  • The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine (Oxford University Press, 2017), co-author
  • Globalization and Transnational Surrogacy in India: Outsourcing Life (Lexington Books, 2014), co-editor
  • Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write Their Bodies (The Kent State University Press, 2007), co-editor
  • Her Own Medicine: A Woman's Journey from Student to Doctor (Fawcett, 1999)
  • The Demon Slayers and Other Stories: Bengali Folktales (Interlink Publishing Group, 1994), co-author