Dr. Esther Sternberg is internationally recognized for her discoveries in the science of the mind-body interaction in illness and healing, and the role of place in wellbeing. She is a pioneer and major force in collaborative initiatives on mind-body-stress-wellness and environment interrelationships.
Dr. Sternberg’s three popular highly readable, informative, and scientifically based books are inspirations for lay persons and professionals alike, seeking answers to the complexities and 21st century frontiers of stress, place, healing, and wellness. Her upcoming book, WELL at WORK: Creating Wellbeing in Any Workspace (Little, Brown Spark, Sept. 5, 2023) takes mind-body design into the post-COVID workplace and helps anyone make their workspace a wellbeing one. Her two previous books, Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being and The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions, are landmarks in their fields. Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being was recognized by the President of the American Institute of Architects as an inspiration for launching the AIA’s Design and Health Initiative, and has inspired implementation of healing spaces in hospitals across the country and around the world.
She has advised the World Health Organization; the U.S. National Academy of Sciences; the Royal Society, London; the Vatican, where she had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI, and has briefed high level U.S. Federal Government officials including the Surgeon General, leadership of the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the United States Congress.Learn More