Esther Sternberg MD
Director of Research
Internationally recognized for her discoveries of the science of the mind-body interaction in illness and healing, Dr. Esther M. Sternberg is a major force in mind-body-stress-wellness and environment inter-relationships. Author of best-selling HEALING SPACES: THE SCIENCE OF PLACE AND WELL-BEING (2009) and THE BALANCE WITHIN: THE SCIENCE CONNECTING HEALTH AND EMOTIONS (2000), creator and host of PBS television's The Science of Healing, Dr. Sternberg is recognized by the National Library of Medicine as one of 300 women physicians who changed the face of medicine, and by the National Institutes of Health as Anita B. Roberts "Distinguished Women Scientists at NIH" lecturer. In 2011 Trinity College, Dublin awarded her a Doctorate Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate) in Medicine for her contributions to medicine, on the occasion of the 300th Anniversary of the founding of Trinity College School of Medicine. Currently Research Director for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, at Tucson, Dr. Sternberg was previously Section Chief of Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health; Director of the Integrative Neural Immune Program, NIMH/NIH; and Co-Chair of the NIH Intramural Program on Research on Women's Health.