PHHP Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series

Dr. Dan Shapiro will present “What Patients Aren’t Telling Us Because We’re Listening in the Wrong Places: Patients as Teachers, Health Trainees as Filmmakers, and the Video Slam” on Wednesday, September 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the HPNP Complex, room G101. An alumnus of the UF Ph.D. in clinical and health psychology program, Dr. Shapiro is an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professor of Medical Humanism and the chair of the department of humanities at Penn State College of Medicine.

His writings about the patient experience and physician patient relationships have appeared or been featured in the New York Times, JAMA, Salon.Com, Academic Medicine and the Today Show. He is a regular weekly consultant to the television shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” and he will also appear on-screen as a behavioral science expert in eight episodes of a National Geographic Television program airing in the spring of 2012. He has written two books, Moms Marijuana, about his personal cancer experience, and a second memoir, Delivering Doctor Amelia, which focused on his psychological treatment of a physician. Both books are in wide use at universities and colleges and are required reading at a number of medical schools.  

 Dr. Shapiro’s talk is hosted by the department of clinical and health psychology and is free and open to the public.