Lisa Damour is the author of two New York Times best selling books, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. She writes about teenagers for the New York Times, co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, appears as a regular contributor to CBS News, and works in collaboration with UNICEF. Dr. Damour also maintains a private practice and consults and speaks internationally.
Recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association, Dr. Damour has written numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development. She is a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University and is the Executive Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls.
Dr. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. She has been a fellow at Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and the University of Michigan’s Power Foundation. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters.
“Lisa Damour accomplishes the near impossible. She deftly blends insights from her clinical experience, time-honored wisdom, the latest social science and neuroscience research, and frank descriptions of cultural trends and media messages.”– Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling author