About the Author: Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D.
Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D., is an associate professor of exercise physiology and associate director of the adult fitness program, at the University of Virginia. Dr. Gaesser is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), is a member of its Board of Trustees, and is an associate editor of ACSM's journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
He was graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972, where he stayed on to complete both his M.A. (1975) and Ph.D. (1978) with a specialization in exercise physiology.
Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health (Fawcett Columbine), his first book, was published in 1996 and has received considerable media attention. Dr. Gaesser has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC’s 20/20, World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Home and Family, and Leeza. He has been a guest on dozens of radio shows in North America, and has been interviewed for numerous newspapers and national magazines, including a Newsweek cover story (April 21, 1997).