Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Catherine F Belling, PhD

Catherine F Belling, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical Education

Focus of Work


Hypochondriasis as psychiatric diagnosis; hypochondria/disease anxiety as a problem for primary care; cultural narratives regarding health/disease and their role in fostering anxiety about disease and about health care. The role of narrative in patients', physicians', and biomedical scientists' thinking about the inside of the living human body. The place of fear and uncertainty in medical epistemology.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (2000)



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