Barbara K. Lipska, Ph.D., Elaine McArdle
Barbara K. Lipska, Ph.D is the director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she studies mental illness and human brain development with a focus on schizophrenia. A book about her journey into mental illness and recovery from it, "The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery," based on her New York Times opinion piece of the same name, will be published April 3, 2018, by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. A cancer survivor and triathlete, she lives in Annandale, Virginia.
Elaine McArdle, co-author of "The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind," has written for the Boston Globe, Boston Globe Magazine, Harvard Law Bulletin, Harvard Ed. Magazine, and many other publications. Her features and investigative stories have received a number of journalism and writing awards. She is co-author of The Migraine Brain (Free Press, 2008), and she is a senior editor with UU World magazine. She lives in Portland, Oregon.