Dr. Steven Ungerleider is an accomplished author, sports psychologist, and advocate for sport. He has written several books on Olympic topics, including the best-selling Faust’s Gold: Inside the East German Doping Machine which examined the 30-year doping activities of the late East German regime.
Steven is a founding trustee of the Foundation for Global Sports Development, where he currently serves as Vice-President for the Executive Board. He co-founded the Foundation’s production arm, Sidewinder Films, and received an Emmy nomination for his research on the 2016 documentary short Munich ’72 and Beyond. His latest film, At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, debuted at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival before airing on HBO. At the Heart of Gold was nominated for two Emmy awards: Best Documentary and Outstanding Investigative Documentary.
Steven has also served on the Education and Ethics Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency and the National Advisory Panel of the American Psychological Association. In 2009, he co-founded the Texas Program in Sports and Media (TPSM) at the University of Texas, Austin.
Steven was a producer for End Game, which received an Oscar nomination for “Best Documentary Short Subject.”