Gary Foster, PhD
Dr. Foster is the Co-Chief Scientific Officer at Weight Watchers International, Inc. Foster, a psychologist, obesity investigator and behavior change expert, was previously the Founder and Director of the Center of Obesity Research and Education and Laura Carnell Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia. Prior to Temple, he served as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
He has authored or coauthored more than 160 scientific publications and three books on the etiology and treatment of obesity. Dr. Foster's research interests include the prevention, behavioral determinants, treatments, and effects of obesity in adults and children.
Foster earned his BA in psychology from Duquesne University, an MS in psychology from University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in clinical psychology from Temple University.
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