Bruce McEwen, PhD, is the Alfred E. Mirsky professor of neuroscience at the Rockefeller University, where he also runs the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology. He is a past president of the Society for Neuroscience, and is currently a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute (now National Academy) of Medicine. A prolific author, Dr. McEwen has published more than 700 peer-reviewed articles on stress and sex hormone effects on the brain and has been featured in several media outlets. He has co-authored two books for a general audience, The Hostage Brain with Harold M. Schmeck, Jr. and the End of Stress As We Know It with Elizabeth Norton Lasley. Both are available as eBooks.

Dr. McEwen has received numerous awards including a share of the IPSEN Foundation Prize in Neuroplasticity, the Gold Medal Award from the Society for Biological Psychiatry, the Pasarow Award in Neuropsychiatry, the British Endocrine Society’s Dale Medal, the Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society and The Gregory Pincus Medal from the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research.