Robert Whitaker          

    The author of "Mad in America," Robert Whitaker, has won numerous awards as a journalist covering medicine and science. In 1998, he co-wrote a series on psychiatric research for the Boston Globe which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He also previously worked as director of publications at Harvard Medical School, and was a features/medical writer at the Albany Times Union newspaper, in Albany, N.Y., for a number of years.