Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. is the Dalio Professor in Mood Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is co–director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center, as well as Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
She is the co–author of the standard medical text on bipolar disorder and the author of the national bestsellers An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness; Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide; and Touched With Fire: Manic–Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament.
Kay Jamison was a 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist for her biography of Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: Genius, Mania, and Character. Dr. Jamison is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a recipient of the Lewis Thomas Prize, the Sarnat Prize from the National Academy of Medicine, and a MacArthur Award.