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  • Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Aroused: The History of Hormones

Updated: Nov 15, 2019

Randi Epstein is a medical writer, lecturer at Yale University, Writer in Residence at Yale Medical School, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She earned a B.S. from The University of Pennsylvania where she studied the history and sociology of science. She earned an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, an M.D. from Yale University of Medicine and an M.P.H. from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Parents, More, among other newspapers and magazines. She is also the author of Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank (released by W.W. Norton, Jan 2010) and AROUSED: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything (W.W. Norton, 2018). Randi lives in NYC. She and her husband have four grown children, one small dog, and a tortoise. When she’s not multi-tasking writing/teaching/kid-stuff, she enjoys baking and cooking for friends and family; super slow meditative runs in Central Park; getting around NYC on her fold-up bike and stopping by local museums. Contact Information: @randihepstein At the Salon: When it comes to hormone research, the last century has been one of huge advances and also outrageous claims. What’s real? What’s marketing? What’s hucksterism? Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein discussed her latest book, AROUSED: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything. She spoke about everything from birth, birth control, menopause, and aging.

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