Barbara Roberts has been involved in researching and treating cholesterol disorders since a stint at the National Institutes of Health in the nineteen-seventies. A board certified cardiologist and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, she is the author of How To Keep From Breaking Your Heart: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Cardiovascular Disease and The Truth About Statins: Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs.