Cheskin, Lawrence J. 1958-
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.
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).
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:
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.
"Cheskin, Lawrence J. 1958-." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (January 21, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/cheskin-lawrence-j-1958
"Cheskin, Lawrence J. 1958-." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved January 21, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/cheskin-lawrence-j-1958
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.