Susan Nolen-Hoeksema was a professor of psychology at Yale University. Her research focused on women's mental health and well-being. In addition to her research articles, she published 12 books, including The Power of Women: Harness Your Unique Strengths at Home, at Work, and in Your Community; Women Who Think Too Much; and Women Conquering Depression. Nolen-Hoeksema won three major teaching awards and several awards for her research, including the Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association, the Leadership Award from the Committee on Women of the APA, and a Research Career Award from the National Institute for Mental Health. She received her B.A. in psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Pennsylvania.