Blumberg, Mark S. 1961-

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BLUMBERG, Mark S. 1961-

PERSONAL:

Born August 29, 1961, in Washington, DC; son of Herschel (a builder and land developer) and Goldene (a homemaker; maiden name, Zalis) Blumberg; married Gwendolyn Josephine McCarty (an attorney). Education: Brandeis University, A.B., 1983; University of Chicago, M.A., 1987, Ph.D., 1988. Politics: Democrat. Religion: "Atheist." Hobbies and other interests: Photography, music, travel.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Indiana University—Bloomington, research associate, 1988-92; University of Iowa, Iowa City, professor of psychology, 1992—.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Early Career Award, American Psychological Association, 1998; Independent Scientist Award, National Institutes of Health, 2002.

WRITINGS:

Body Heat: Temperature and Life on Earth, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 2002.

Contributor to books. Contributor of more than fifty articles to periodicals.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Another book; research on such issues as the development and function of sleep and the mechanisms by which infants regulate body temperature.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Publishers Weekly, April 1, 2002, review of Body Heat: Temperature and Life on Earth, p. 71.

Science News, May 25, 2002, review of Body Heat, p. 335.

Sunday Telegraph, April 21, 2002, Emma Crichton-Miller, review of Body Heat.