Sharon Moalem

Bestselling Author and Scientific Researcher Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD

About Sharon Moalem

A well-recognized physician and scientist, Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, is author of the New York Times bestselling Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connection Between Disease and Longevity. His book combines a number of disciplines, from genetics to evolution, in explaining how the body functions and adapts. He utilizes cutting-edge research to answer questions such as why people need to urinate when cold and whether tanning salon visits are effective in reducing cholesterol. Dr. Sharon Moalem also authored How Sex Works, and has been featured in Oprah Magazine and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Dr. Moalem completed his BS at the University of Guelph and received the Boyes Apiculture Scholarship for his research on sickness in honey bees. He subsequently completed doctorate work at the University of Toronto and undertook seminal research on the connection between hemochromatosis and genetically linked Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Sharon Moalem earned his MD at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he studied Crohn’s disease and its causes.

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