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Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center

Faculty & Staff


Lawrence J. Cheskin, MD, FACP is a board-certified internist. He is director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center and Associate Professor of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He holds joint appointments in Human Nutrition and in Medicine (GI) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Cheskin founded the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center in 1990 and is known for his empathetic “bedside manner”. He is the principal investigator on several research grants and is a frequent contributor to research and popular articles on weight management.


Robin Frutchey, M.A. LCPC earned a master's degree in clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University, with specialization in Behavioral Medicine. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Prior to joining the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, Ms. Frutchey worked in a variety of settings, including a community mental health clinic, university counseling center, and several rehabilitation hospitals. She has helped individuals change their behavior and improve their lives as part of smoking cessation, weight management, and chronic disease management programs. Ms. Frutchey’s general approach towards working with clients emphasizes hope, compassion, and mutual respect. She believes that therapy is collaborative, as ultimately the power to change rests within the client. Her clinical and research interests include mood disorders, chronic illness, pain management, and weight management.

License Number: LC4929


Linda Bunyard, M.S., R.D., L.D. N. earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition at the University of New Hampshire and her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition at the University of Memphis.  She completed her clinical internship at the University of Tennessee, Memphis Medical School.  Her Primary area of interest is nutrition counseling for weight management, behavior modification and healthy nutrition.  Linda has research experience in energy metabolism, weight loss and reduction of cardiovascular risk factors and her teaching experience includes Pepperdine University, L.A. County/U.S.C. School of Nursing and Howard Community College.  Linda is a registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and licensed to practice in the state of Maryland.


Shavise Glascoe, M.S., ACSM EP-C is currently the lead exercise physiologist at the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center.

Prior to joining the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center she has developed and implemented a number of health and fitness programs for community outreach non-profit organizations, universities, public schools and corporate offices throughout the country.

She also has acquired over five years of personal training experience, working with all age groups and experience levels.  Her approach in training clients is to improve their quality of life and enable them to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives.

Shavise holds a B.A. in Exercise Science from the University of Northern Iowa. Her passion for chronic disease prevention, weight management and minority health lead her to pursue a M.S. in Health, Physical Activity & Chronic Disease from the University of Pittsburgh.  Shavise is a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine.


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