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Dr. Robert Kushner is Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, IL. He is an accomplished clinician, educator and researcher in the fields of nutrition, lifestyle medicine and obesity.
Dr. Wadden is Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He conducts research on the management of obesity by methods that include lifestyle modification (i.e., diet, physical activity, and behavior therapy), anti-obesity medications, and bariatric surgery. He also investigates the behavioral, metabolic, and psychosocial consequences of obesity and of weight reduction. His research has been supported by the NIH for more than 35 years. He is past president of the Obesity Society and and a current associate editor of the Society's journal, Obesity.