- Category : 1938-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (11)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 4
American neuroendocrinologist known for his work on the effects of environmental and psychological stress, having coined the term allostatic load in 1993. Allostatic load is defined as "the wear and tear on the body" which accumulates as an individual is exposed to repeated or chronic stress. He was head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at Rockefeller University in New York City.
McEwen published his first paper in 1959, and eventually published more than 700 peer-reviewed journal articles. He was co-author of the book The End of Stress As We Know It, with science writer Elizabeth Norton Lasley, and another book The Hostage Brain, with science writer Harold M. Schmeck Jr.
McEwen received numerous awards including a share of the IPSEN Foundation Prize in Neuroplasticity, and the Gold Medal award from the Society for Biological Psychiatry. He died on 2 January 2020 at age 81.