John Cawley is a Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Department of Economics, at Cornell University, where he co-directs the Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities. In addition to his affiliation with Cornell, Dr. Cawley is a Visiting Professor at the School of Economics and Charles Perkins Centre of the University of Sydney, Australia, an Honorary Professor in the J.E.
Gary A. Taubes is the author of Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control and Disease. He is a co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative. Taubes graduated from Harvard College in 1977 with an S.B. degree in applied physics, and received an M.S. degree in engineering from Stanford University (1978) and in journalism from Columbia University (1981). He began writing and reporting on science and medicine for Discover magazine in 1982.