Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431



Associate Professor of Integrated Medical Science

Tel. (561) 297-4035


James Cresanta, M.D., is a professor of Integrated Medical science. 

  • 1967: BA, Biology (cum laude) Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
  • 1971: MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1982: MS, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA

  • 2011-Present: Associate Professor, Pre-clinical Science and Medical Education, Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2004-2011: Associate Professor, Clinical Science and Medical Education, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • 1994-2003: Senior Physician, Disease Prevention, Florida Department of Health
  • 1986-1994: Associate Professor of Epidemiology/Biostatistics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
  • 1978-1985: Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 
  • 1985-1986: Associate Professor of Pediatrics/Preventive Medicine, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 
  • 1976-1978: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1974-1976: Medical Officer (Lieutenant Commander), US Naval Hospital, Annapolis, MD

  • Cresanta, J.L., Farris, R.P., Croft, J.B., Webber, L.S., Frank, G.C., Berenson, G.S. Trends in fatty acid intakes of 10 year old children, 1973 to 1982. J. Am. Diet Assoc. 88:178-84, 1988.
  • Cresanta, J.L., Burke GL, Downey AM, Freedman DS, Berenson GS. Prevention of atherosclerosis in childhood. Pediatr Clin North Am 33:835-58, 1986.
  • Newman, W.P., Freedman DS, Voors AW, Gard PD, Srinivasan SR, Cresanta JL, Williamson GD, Webber LS, Berenson GS. Relation of serum lipoprotein levels and systolic blood pressure to early atherosclerosis. N Engl J Med 314:138-44, 1986.
  • Cresanta, J.L., Srinivasan, S.R., Webber LS, Berenson GS. Serum lipid and lipoprotein cholesterol grids for cardiovascular risk screening of children. Am J Dis Child 138:379-87, 1984.

Research Interests

  • Preventive Medicine
  • Fetal and Infant Mortality
  • Nutrition of Children
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Disease Surveillance and Control


  • American College of Preventive Medicine
  • American Heart Association, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention
  • Broward County Medical Association & Florida Medical Association
  • Broward County Pediatric Society
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research

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