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Global Obesity Prevention Center

Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, FACP, FTOS

Director of Clinical Research
Associate Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society and International Health, Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD is the Director of Clinical Research at the Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns Hopkins. He is Associate Professor, Health, Behavior & Society, with appointments in Medicine (GI); International Health (Human Nutrition) and Public Health Studies.  He also directs the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, a multidisciplinary clinical research and treatment program that he founded in 1990.

In his research, Dr. Cheskin studies the effectiveness of various lifestyle and dietary changes in weight loss and weight maintenance.  He has experience in design and implementation of controlled clinical trials and laboratory studies of different diet techniques, as well as individual and community-based interventions, including among underserved residents of Baltimore.  He has written 144 peer-reviewed publications, and 6 books.

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