Danielle Spencer is the author of the forthcoming Metagnosis: Revelatory Narratives of Health and Identity (Oxford University Press, 2020) and co-author of Perkins-Prize-winning The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine (OUP, 2017). Research interests include retrospective diagnosis, contemporary film and bioethics, and healthcare pedagogy; scholarly and creative work appears in diverse outlets from The Lancet to Ploughshares. Currently Associate Director of the Columbia University Narrative Medicine Program—formerly artist/musician David Byrne’s Art Director—Spencer holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University, a Ph.D. from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. She is a 2019 MacDowell Fellow and 2020 Yaddo Fellow. Lives in New York city.