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Dan Shapiro

Agent: J Riven

Tucson, Arizona, United States


Dan Shapiro, PhD is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona. His first book,
Mom's Marijuana: Life, Love and Beating the Odds, has been translated into Spanish,
Italian, Dutch, and Portuguese. His second book, about his treatment of a physician who
made a mistake, is entitled Delivering Doctor Amelia and will appear in bookstores in
July 22, 2003. A humorist who also uses drama, he speaks widely to lay and
professional groups.

Dan Shapiro did his undergraduate work at Vassar College. He received his Ph.D at the
University of Florida and went on to Harvard Medical School where he completed an
internship at McLean Hospital and an endowed fellowship in medical crisis counseling
at Boston Children's Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the Brigham and
Women's Hospital.

His personal essays have appeared in JAMA, Salon.Com, the American Psychological
Association's Monitor and he has had a few commentaries on National Public Radio's:
All Things Considered.

Interests: Medicine, parenting, oncology, physician health, malpractice, coping with illness, integrative medicine, clinical psychology, psychotherapy.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Mom's Marijuana: Insights About Living
  • Delivering Doctor Amelia