Dr. Burnett-Zeigler

Licensed clinical psychologist,

Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She is also a mindfulness trainer and certified yoga instructor. She has over 15 years of experience providing psychological interventions to help clients with mood and anxiety disorders, stress management, interpersonal relationships and wellness promotion.


Dr. Burnett-Zeigler is an advocate for eliminating mental illness stigma and assuring that all individuals have access to high-quality, evidence based mental health care. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Greer Family Foundation. She has published over 20 research articles in psychiatry and psychiatry journals. Additionally, she has written for The New York Times, TIME magazine, The Hill and Chicago Tribune. She has been invited to speak nationwide on disparities in mental illness and treatment, the impact of trauma on mental and physical health and the use of mindfulness to promote self-care. She gave the TEDx talk “Lessons from Yoga on Living a Life with Intention”. She is on the board of directors for several non-profits including Heartland Alliance Health, Thresholds and the African-American Legacy Initiative of the Chicago Community Trust. She is currently writing the book “Unbreakable: Trauma, Love and the Emotional Lives of Black Women (Amistad Press, expected release date 2020).