Originally trained in pediatrics and public health, Sayantani DasGupta teaches in the Graduate Program in Narrative Medicine, the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, all at Columbia University. She writes and speaks on issues of race, gender, health and social justice.
"The arts and humanities aren't just there to be consumed when we have a free moment. We need them like medicine. They help us live." - President Barack Obama
Watch Sayantani's recent TEDxSLC talk: "Narrative Humility: Listening as Social Justice"
Click to Watch 140 character's conference talk: "From Losing the Weight to Losing the Hate: A Pediatrician's Take on Toxic Body Culture"
Watch "Stories are Good Medicine" talk from BIF-6
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“The Family of Women” (Abbeville Press)
Featured in Oprah Magazine
Sayantani Dasgupta, MD, who teaches narrative medicine at Columbia University, says the key to sharing your health history is thinking of it as a story ...read more