Dan Shapiro is a psychologist, professor and chair at the Department of Humanities at the Penn State College of Medicine. He is a writer, speaker, and has also done on-camera work and consulting for national television shows including ABC's Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice.
Dan has written three books, Mom's Marijuana (Random House), Delivering Doctor Amelia (Random House) and the forthcoming And in Health: A guide for couples facing cancer together. (Trumpeter/Random House).
Dr. Shapiro has appeared in 8 episodes of a Natiional Geographic program, and has been a commentator on Dark Matters, a program on Discovery Science. He has also written for the New York Times, JAMA, the Chronicles of Higher Education, and had commentaries on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He speaks widely to groups of health professionals and patients.