Dr. Steinman is currently a faculty member at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She received her PhD in Psychobiology from Rutgers University in 1982. Her research was in the field of neuroscience and her specialty was in spinal cord and brain control of behavior. Dr. Steinman conducted postdoctoral research at Dartmouth Medical School in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology as well as at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She performed extensive research in the fields of behavioral reproduction, analgesia processing and neural control of feeding. In the early 1990s, Dr. Steinman served as the Managing Editor of the journal, Restorative Neurology & Neuroscience.