Author Biography

    Louann Brizendine, M.D.

    Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a practicing clinician, best-selling author, public speaker and media commentator who specializes in the relationship dynamics that result from the neurobiology of brains and hormones. She completed her degree in Neurobiology at UC Berkeley, graduated from Yale School of Medicine and did her internship and residency at Harvard Medical School. She has also served on both the faculties of Harvard University and University of California at San Francisco. Now an endowed professor at UCSF, Dr. Brizendine pursues active clinical, teaching, writing and research activities, where she founded the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic in 1994 and continues to serve as the clinic’s director. Her first book, “The Female Brain,” is being translated into 29 languages and its follow-up, “The Male Brain,” is in 15 languages. She is now devoting her time to training students and doctors in the field of women’s and teen girls moods and hormones and writing a new book called “The Love Brain”.

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