Christopher Lane, Ph.D., taught medical humanities and the history of medicine at Northwestern University until his retirement in 2022, and he remains a member of the university’s Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. His books include Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness
(Yale, 2007). An award-winning medical writer and regular Psychology Today
contributor, his work has appeared in The New York Times
, among many other publications.