Kay Jamison

Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. is the Dalio Professor in Mood Disorders, Co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center, Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is co-author of the standard medical text on bipolar illness and the author of several books, including An Unquiet Mind. Her book Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in biography. Dr. Jamison is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She is a recipient of the Lewis Thomas Prize, the Sarnat Prize from the National Academy of Medicine, and a MacArthur Award. Her most recent book is Fires in the Dark : Healing the Unquiet Mind.