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Lawrence J. Cheskin, M.D.

Lawrence J. Cheskin, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.T.O.S., is founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center. Dr. Cheskin is also associate professor of health, behavior, and society, with a joint appointment in international health (human nutrition) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and in medicine (gastroenterology) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Cheskin’s research has included the effects of medication on weight; how smoking relates to dieting and weight; and the efficacy of lifestyle changes, food substitutions, and text messaging (mHealth) in weight loss and maintenance. He is the author of four books: Losing Weight for Good, New Hope for People with Weight Problems, Better Homes and Gardens’ 3 Steps to Weight Loss, and Healing Heartburn.

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