"Set in working-class, Irish-American Boston of the fifties and sixties, Starved is a gripping and inspirational coming-of-age story. At the young age of four, Anne McTiernan was left by her mother at a Catholic boarding school where she emotionally and physically starved. After a doctor forced Anne's mother to bring her home, she used physical and verbal abuse to take out her frustrations on a defenseless little girl. Anne transitions from a malnourished state to binge eating to obesity. At age fifteen without the love and support from her family, Anne is forced to take full responsibility for her own life through hard work, undaunted intelligence, and persistence. Today as a leading doctor and researcher on obesity and health, Anne has helped thousands of women improve their relationship with food, but this is not their story. Starved is the story of how Anne helped herself and turned the adversity she encountered as a child into a strength and set of skills that would later help her meet the demands of her career. Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, is a physician who conducts research on the effects of diet, exercise, and weight loss on cancer and health. Currently, she is a professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine in Seattle, Washington"--
Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, is a physician who conducts research on the effects of diet, exercise, and weight loss on cancer and health. Currently she is a professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine in Seattle, Washington. She earned her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington in 1982 and MD in internal medicine at New York Medical College in 1989. She is an elected Fellow in The Obesity Society and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. McTiernan has authored over 350 scientific articles in medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer Research, and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. She has received several honors over her career, including an American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award in 2012, the University of Washington Roger E. Moe Award for Translational Research in 2009, and The Joan P. Liman MD Award, New York Medical College, 1989. She was honored as a Komen Scholar from 20102013."