Monica Starkman, M.D., is associate professor of psychiatry emerita and scientific researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry. She’s author of the novel The End of Miracles (She Writes Press, 2016), whose themes stem from her extensive professional research into women’s experiences with infertility, pregnancy and labor. As a recognized expert on the effects of stress hormones on mood and brain structure, Monica has been published by dozens of academic journals and several news outlets including The New Republic and Vogue magazine. She has also served on the board of the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Through her campaign with BookSavvy, Monica has become a regular blogger for PsychologyToday.com, which receives 3 million monthly visits.