Jay Schulkin

Jay Schulkin is a Research Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington, Behavioral Endocrinology Section at the National Institute of Mental Health and Director of Research, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Jay entered graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Philosophy on a full scholarship award and with an interest in pragmatism and the philosophy of science, but then transferred and eventually received a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at that same university. His numerous accolades include a MacArthur Foundation post-doctoral award through the University of Pennsylvania, a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Mental Health and a Program Project Award from the National Institute of Mental Health for work done at the University of Pennsylvania and Rockefeller University. Jay is the author of 300+ papers and books, including Roots of Social Sensibility and Neural Function and Rethinking Homeostasis (both from MIT Press), Neuroendocrine Regulation of Behavior and Cognitive Adaptation (both from Cambridge University Press), Bodily Sensibility: Intelligent Action (Oxford University Press); his most recent book is with Michael Power on the Evolution of Obesity (Johns Hopkins University Press).