Author Bios

Jennifer P. Schneider, M.D., Ph.D.

The 1998 recipient of the Patrick Carnes Award for lifetime contribution to advancement of the sex addiction field, Dr. Schneider is the author of two books about the family perspective on sex addiction: Back From Betrayal: Recovering From his Affairs and, with Burt Schneider, Sex, Lies, and Forgiveness: Couples Speak on Healing From Sex Addiction. She also wrote The Wounded Healer: An Addiction-Sensitive Approach to the Sexually Exploitative Professional, co-authored with Richard Irons, M.D., and Cybersex Exposed: Simple Fantasy or Obsession, written jointly with Robert Weiss.

Dr. Schneider serves as the associate editor of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. She has appeared on numerous television and radio shows.

Jennifer lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she practices internal medicine, addiction medicine, and chronic pain management. She received a bachelor’s degree in genetics from Cornell University, a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in the Dept of Human Genetics, and graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Her books and articles can be accessed online at