Dr Stephen White is an American author of thrillers. However, he is best known for his best-selling New York Times Dr Alan Gregory series. He trained as a clinical psychologist and received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in 1979. He became known as an authority on the psychological effects of marital disruption, especially on men. Dr White's research has appeared in Psychological Bulletin and other professional journals and books. He began his first novel in 1989 while he was still practicing full time.