Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC is a health psychologist and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is the owner and editor-in-chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press dedicated to women's health. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in the Divisions of Health and Trauma Psychology, Associate Editor of the journal Psychological Trauma, and Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is author of more than 310 journal articles, book chapters and other publications, and author or editor of 21 books in the fields of trauma, women’s health, depression, and breastfeeding, including Depression in New Mothers, 2nd Edition (2010, Taylor & Francis), The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease (2010, American Psychological Association), and Breastfeeding Made Simple, 2nd Edition (2010, New Harbinger, co-authored with Nancy Mohrbacher). She is a founding officer of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology, and is currently serving her second term as Division Secretary.
Dr. Kendall-Tackett received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in psychology from California State University, Chico, and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in social and developmental psychology. She has won several awards including the Outstanding Research Study Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children,Distinguished Alumna from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, California State University, Chico, 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 Research Excellence from DONA International. Her Web sites are www.KathleenKendall-Tackett.com, www.UppityScienceChick.com, www.PraeclarusPress.com and www.BreastfeedingMadeSimple.com.