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“Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits, and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.”

U.S. Surgeon General,
Richard Carmona,
March 2004


Elliott M. Blass, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Massachusetts, a Research Professor in Pediatrics at The Boston University School of Medicine

After his Ph.D [Virginia], Dr. Blass was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a Professor [Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine for 20 years ['69-'89] during which time he was a Resident in Psychiatry [1978-1982]. He was then at Cornell University for 10 years and since 1998 has been a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Massachusetts and Research professor in Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine. Blass has held numerous editorial positions and fellowships including a Fulbright-Hayes Research Professorship, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and was a Research Scientist Awardee for twenty years.


A textbook on obesity edited by Dr. Blass has been recently published by Sinauer and Associates of Sunderland, MA.


Click here for Dr. Blass's curriculum vita.