Cheskin, Lawrence J. 1958-

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CHESKIN, Lawrence J. 1958-


PERSONAL: Born March 27, 1958, in New York, NY; son of Albert (a postal manager) and Greta B. (a homemaker) Cheskin; children: Eric Stratton. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: City University of New York, B.A., 1977; Dartmouth College, M.D., 1980. Politics: Independent.

ADDRESSES: Off?ce—Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, 2360 West Joppa Rd., Lutherville, MD 21093; fax: 410-847-3612. E-mail—[email protected]


CAREER: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, associate professor of human nutrition, 1986—, director of Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, Lutherville, MD, 1990—. Member of medical advisory board, Family Circle.


MEMBER: American College of Physicians (fellow), American Cancer Society (member of board of directors, Maryland Division, 1997-99).


WRITINGS:

Losing Weight for Good, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1997.

Three Steps to Weight Loss, Meredith Publishing (New York, NY), 2002.

(With Brian E. Lacy) Healing Heartburn, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2002.

(With Ron Sauder) New Hope for People with WeightProblems, Prima/Random House (New York, NY), 2002.


WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on treatment and prevention of obesity.


SIDELIGHTS: Lawrence J. Cheskin told CA: "As a health care provider, I can help people one at a time. By writing for the general public, if I do a good job, I can help many more than I could ever see individually. I also enjoy translating scientific data into plain English for readers."


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


periodicals


Booklist, May 1, 2002, William Beatty, review of Healing Heartburn, p. 1495.

Publishers Weekly, November 19, 2001, review of Three Steps to Weight Loss, p. 60.