Catherine Belling

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Research Interests

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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

… → 2000

Research interests

  • Bioethics
  • Biomedical Literacy
  • History of Medicine
  • Literature and Medicine
  • Medical Humanities
  • Narrative Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health


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