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The Science of Healing

New Book:
Healing Spaces: "The Science of Place and Well-being" (Harvard University Press) May 2009
Now available in paperback
And for Kindle
Catalogue Copy
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PBS Television Special:

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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 collaborative initiatives on mind-body-stress-wellness and environment inter-relationships. Her best-selling popular books Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being and The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions are informative and scientifically based inspirations to doctors and lay persons alike in dealing with the complexities and 21st century frontiers of stress, healing and wellness. Dr. Sternberg's many honors include recognition by the National Library of Medicine as one of 300 women physicians who have changed the face of medicine, the Anita Roberts National Institutes of Health Distinguished Woman Scientist Lectureship, and an honorary doctorate in medicine from Trinity College, Dublin. Currently Research Director for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, 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. She has been featured on numerous radio and television programs, including PBS's The New Medicine and Life Part II, NPR's Speaking of Faith and, in 2009, with Emmy Award winning Resolution Pictures, created and hosted a PBS special based on her books: The Science of Healing. Well known for her ability to translate complex scientific subjects for lay audiences, Sternberg has testified before Congress, advised the World Health Organization, and is a regular contributor to Science Magazine's "Books et al." column, and a regular columnist for Arthritis Today. A dynamic speaker, recognized by her peers as a spokesperson for the field, she translates complex scientific subjects in a highly accessible manner, with a combination of academic credibility, passion for science and compassion as a physician. Dr. Sternberg lectures nationally and internationally to both lay and scientific audiences and is frequently interviewed on radio, television and film and in print media on subjects including the mind-body connection, 'stress and illness', spirituality, love, and health, and place and well-being.
For a more detailed biography, please see Dr. Sternberg's curriculum vitae.

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Building Health Forum USGBC

Experience Life Interview

"How Our Surroundings Influence Happiness and Health"

Dr. Sternberg speaks to the National Academies

Dr. Sternberg speaks at the Vatican and meets the Pope!

Listen to Krista Tippett's new interview with Dr. Sternberg for On Being

Dr. Sternberg to Head Research at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Read Dr. Sternberg's regular column in Arthritis Today

Dr. Sternberg has been named the October 2010 Community Ambassador by the Urban Zen Foundation

Follow Dr. Sternberg on Twitter for up to the minute tips on health and stress reduction!

Featured in Krista Tippett's NYT Bestselling book Einstein's God

National Cathedral Sunday Forum Nov. 29, 2009

"Kojo Nnamdi Show", Healing Spaces, Oct. 8, 2009

"Speaking of Faith", NPR Radio: Repossessing Virtue: Wise Voices from Religion, Science, Industry and the Arts, July 30 - Aug. 2, 2009

"Speaking of Faith" NPR Radio:Stress and The Balance Within. Sept. 4-7, 2008 & March 5-12 2009

"The Biology of Stress, the Financial Meltdown and What to Do About It."

"The New Medicine" PBS Television Special Mar. 29, 2006

Mind and Life Conference with the Dalai Lama"Science and Clinical Applications of Meditation " Nov. 2005

Dr. Sternberg's regular column in Arthritis Today

"The Science of Healing with Dr. Esther Sternberg" Screening and Panel Discussion with Dr. Andrew Weil, December 8, 2010.