Lindsey Grubbs, PhD

Hecht-Levi Fellow

Lindsey Grubbs is a literary scholar who received her PhD in English from Emory University in 2019. While at Emory, she also obtained a graduate certificate in bioethics. Her work on topics including memoirs of mental illness, disability studies, and the ethics of neuroscience and neurology have been published in Literature & Medicine, the American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience, and the Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics. Her dissertation examined the role of literary narrative in shaping psychiatric diagnosis in the nineteenth-century United States. As a Hecht-Levi fellow she hopes to research diagnostic uncertainty and medical and cultural responses to medically unexplained physical symptoms.

Research Interests

  • Diagnostic uncertainty
  • Medical and cultural responses to medically unexplained physical symptoms


  • PhD, English, Emory University