Louann Brizendine


Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a practicing neuropsychiatrist, a New York Times best- selling author, and a media commentator specializing in sex differences and The Male and Female Brain.

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 WomenÍs Mood and Hormone Clinic in 1994 and continues to serve as the clinicÍs director. Her first book, ñThe Female Brain,î has been translated into 30 languages and its follow-up, ñThe Male Brain,î is now in15 languages.