are in the cellular processes underlying steroid hormone effects on behavior and reproductive physiology and the mechanisms by which stress and other environmental factors influence steroid hormone action in the brain. Although he has used female sexual behavior as a model for many years, he has more recently branched out into animal models of disorders of mental health. He has published over 140 articles, and his research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation for over 30 years. Dr. Blaustein received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1977 and completed a postdoctoral program at Rutgers University from 1977 to 1979.
Larry Cahill, Ph.D., is a professor of neurobiology and behavior at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. from UCI. He did postdoctoral work both at the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany, and at UCI. He has investigated brain mechanisms of emotional memory in both animal and human subjects for over 30 years, the last 10 of which drew him into studies of sex influences on brain function, a topic that he now considers his most important field of research. He has twice been voted his school’s Outstanding Professor by the students, a fact he considers to be the finest formal honor of his career.
Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., was appointed director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on February 5, 2003, and reappointed on October 9, 2009. Before her appointment, Dr. Clancy was director of AHRQ’s Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research. Dr. Clancy, a general internist and health-services researcher, is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. After clinical training in internal medicine, Dr. Clancy was a Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining AHRQ in 1990, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine of the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Clancy holds an academic appointment at the George Washington University School of Medicine (clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine) and serves as senior associate editor of Health Services Research. She serves on multiple editorial boards, including those of Annals of Internal Medicine, Annals of Family Medicine, the American Journal of Medical Quality, and Medical Care Research and Review. Dr. Clancy is a member of the Institute of Medicine and was elected a Master of the American College of