Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma.
She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology and a member of the APA's Publications and Communications Board. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women's health research, including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology.
She has won many awards for her work and has served as author or editor of 38 books and hundreds of articles or chapters. Her most recent books include Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Edition (2017, Routledge UK) and Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2017, Routledge US, with Lesia Ruglass).