Nancee S. Blum is currently an adjunct clinical
faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at
the University of Iowa. (USA) She is also a
consultant to the Iowa Department of
Corrections. She was a medical editor and writer
for many years prior to receiving her MSW from
the University of Iowa. In addition to her principal
role in developing STEPPS and STAIRWAYS,
Nancee has authored or co-authored numerous
journal articles and book chapters in social work
and psychiatry.  She co-authored The Structured
Interview for DSM-IV Personality, published by
the American Psychiatric Press (with Bruce Pfohl
and Mark Zimmerman).

Her professional interests include Borderline
Personality Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive
Disorder. She serves on the Scientific Advisory
Board of TARA (Treatment and Research
Advancements in Personality Disorders) and
ARPD (Association for Research in Personality

Nancee continues to travel widely in the US as
well as internationally, presenting informational
and training workshops on STEPPS and
STAIRWAYS, as well as assisting in the
implementation of the treatment programs
outside of the United States. She lives in Iowa
City, Iowa, USA, with her husband, Richard, is a  
passionate gardener, and enjoys spending as
much time as possible with her two daughters
and their families, including 7 grandchildren.