About the Author
David Baron, MSEd, DO, DFAPA, FACP, FACN is Professor and Vice Chair of the Dept. of Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, and Psychiatrist-in-Chief of Keck University Hospitals of USC. He is the founder and Chair of the Section on Exercise, Psychiatry, and Sport of the World Psychiatric Association, Board member of the International Society of Sports Psychiatrists, and Director of the Center for Psychiatry and Sports at USC. Prof. Baron has published 5 books, over 20 chapters, over 85 papers, and is the executive producer on 2 films related to mental health in youth sports. He has won numerous national and international awards for his work in sports psychiatry over the past 3 decades. Claudia L. Reardon, MD is a Board-Certified psychiatrist and faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her college, medical school, and residency training at the University of Wisconsin. She has special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in athletes, and in the use of exercise to prevent and treat mental illness. Dr. Reardon writes and speaks widely on these topics. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry and is the American Psychiatric Association Member Expert on sports psychiatry. She is an avid runner and comes from a family of accomplished athletes, including her Olympic gold medalist brother Andrew Rock.