Related Stress. Dr. Pickering served on numerous editorial boards of hypertension and behavioral medicine journals. In addition, he has served on several NIH task forces. He received his M.D. from Middlesex Hospital Medical School in London and his D.Phil. from Linacre College, Oxford University.

Geoffrey Rosenthal, M.D., Ph.D., is a pediatric cardiologist and currently a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Heart Program at the Department of Pediatrics, Cardiology Division, University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Rosenthal was previously the Director of the Pediatric Cardiovascular Research group at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Rosenthal has served on numerous committees including the Pediatric Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration and as co-chair of the Quality Improvement Working Group of the Section on Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology of the American College of Cardiology. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H., is the Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition in the Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Willett is also the Chair of the Department of Nutrition. Dr. Willett’s research primarily involves the investigation of dietary factors, using epidemiologic approaches, in the cause and prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other important conditions. Fundamental to this work has been the development of methods to measure dietary intake in large populations. In addition, Dr. Willett continues to work on the development and evaluation of biological markers of dietary intake, particularly using plasma and toenail samples. These biological indicators are primarily utilized in nested case control studies using the large specimen banks collected prospectively as part of ongoing studies. Dr. Willett is a member of the IOM. Dr. Willett received his M.D. from the University of Michigan in 1970 and his Dr.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1980.

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