Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA 

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women's-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology. Her research interests include the psychoneuroimmunology of maternal depression and the lifetime health effects of trauma. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Clinical Professor of Nursing at University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Dr. Kendall-Tackett has won several awards for her work including the 2016 Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology, the 2011 Community Faculty Award from the Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, and the 2011 John Kennell and Marshall Klaus Award for Excellence in Research from DONA International (with co-recipient, Thomas Hale). She has authored more than 400 articles or chapters, and is currently completing her 35th book, a social history of The Phantom of the Opera. Her most recent books include: Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Edition (2016, Routledge, in press), Psychology of Trauma 101 (2015), The Science of Mother-Infant Sleep (2014), and The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease (2010). She is also co-author of the bestselling book, Breastfeeding Made Simple, 2nd Edition (2010). Her websites are UppityScienceChick.com, BreastfeedingMadeSimple.com, KathleenKendall-Tackett.com, and PraeclarusPress.com.

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