Sayantani DasGupta, MD, MPH

Originally trained in pediatrics and public health, Sayantani DasGupta is a faculty member at the Master’s Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University and the Graduate Program in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College.

She is also the co-chair of the Columbia University Seminar in Narrative, Health and Social Justice. She is the co-author of a book of Bengali folktales, the author of a memoir about medical training, “Her Own Medicine: A Woman’s Journey from Student to Doctor,” and co-editor of two collections: “Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write their Bodies,” and “Globalization and Transnational Surrogacy in India: Outsourcing Life.”

Her creative and academic work on issues of race, gender, health and social justice is widely published and anthologized, and she speaks nationally and internationally on issues of feminism, storytelling and embodiment.