Mary P. McGowan, M.D., is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Currently president of the Northeast Cholesterol Foundation, Dr. McGowan has authored numerous articles on preventive cardiology and has been a medical consultant for NBC's "Today."
Jo McGowan Chopra is the director of Karuna Vihar, a school for children with mental and physical handicaps in Dehra Doon, India. She is also a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek and Span, as well as all the major daily newspapers in India. She is a regular columnist for Commonweal.
McGowan and Chopra are also coauthors of Heart Fitness for Life (Oxford University Press, 1997)and The Hypertension Sourcebook(Contemporary Books, 2001).