A Woman in Residence and Self-Help for Premenstrual Syndrome are written by Michelle Harrison, M.D., a psychiatrist and family physician. Dr. Harrison is the Director of Medical Affairs for Johnson & Johnson Global Absorbent Products and Materials Research at the moment. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Harrison is married and has two daughters. When she couldn't locate a book that said what she wanted to tell her own children, she began a discussion with her girls.