Dan Shapiro, Ph.D.
Dan Shapiro, Ph.D., a psychologist, is the Chair of the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine.
He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida and went on to Harvard Medical School, where he completed his training. His writings about the patient experience and physician patient relationships have appeared, among others, in the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, and JAMA, and he is a consultant to the hit television shows Grey's Anatomy and was for Private Practice.
Shapiro has written three books, including Mom's Marijuana, about his personal cancer experience, and a second memoir, Delivering Doctor Amelia, which focused on his psychological treatment of a physician. His third book, And in Health, focuses on thriving as a couple in the face of cancer. It was featured in the New York Times last year and won a National Book Award from the Independent Book Publishers of America in 2014.