About the author

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Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, is a writer, physician, and researcher. Her coming-of-age memoir of growing up in a dysfunctional Irish-American family, Starved: A Nutrition Doctor’s Journey from Empty to Full, was published in November, 2016 by Central Recovery Press.

Dr. McTiernan conducts research on the effects of diet, exercise, and weight loss on cancer and health  at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, and is a Professor at the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine. She has published more than 390 scientific manuscripts, is lead author of the book, Breast Fitness (St. Martin’s Press, 2000), and Editor of Cancer Prevention and Management through Exercise and Weight Control (CRC Press LLL, 2005) and Physical Activity, Dietary Calorie Restriction, and Cancer (Springer; 2010). Her international leadership related to nutrition and physical activity includes the World Cancer Research Fund expert panel, the 2008 and 2018 U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committees, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the American Cancer Society.