Eric A. Finkelstein, PhD, MHA,
is a nationally acclaimed expert on the subject of economics and
obesity. He is a health economist with the research organization RTI
International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and teaches
health economics at Duke University. His work focuses on the
economic causes and consequences of health-related behaviors, with a
primary emphasis on obesity. Finkelstein has published over thirty
peer-reviewed articles on the economics of obesity and related
behaviors. His research has been featured on the front page of
USA Today and has been covered in the Economist, the
New York Times, Forbes, the Washington Post,
and many other newspaper, radio, and television outlets.
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Laurie Zuckerman left her corporate PR job in 1999
to make writing her full-time career. She contributes columns and
feature articles to a number of business journals and lifestyle
magazines, and writes for businesses ranging from Fortune 500s to
startups, with a focus on health care, high tech, and business.