C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, holds the Women’s Guild Endowed Chair in Women’s Health, and is director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center and the Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute where she is a professor of medicine. Dr. Bairey Merz’s research interests include women and heart disease, mental stress and heart disease, the role of exercise and stress management in reversing disease, and the role of nutrition in heart disease. Dr. Bairey Merz has appeared frequently in the media, recognized as an authority on the subject of heart disease and stress. Her television appearances have includedGood Morning America, NBC Dateline, and 20/20. She has also been interviewed for articles published in the New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, US News & World Report, and Working Woman Magazine, to name a few.