MICHAEL STEIN, MD, is a physician, health policy researcher, and thought leader in the field of public health. He currently serves as the Chair and Professor of Health Law, Policy & Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. Prior to his appointment at Boston University, he served as Professor of Medicine and Director of the Behavioral Medicine and Addiction Research at Brown University. For the past three decades, Dr. Stein has produced work that has spanned the topics of sleep and pain, addiction and HIV/AIDS, mental health and behavioral risk-taking, health care access and quality. He has published more than 400 scientific journal articles. In the public space, he has published widely in the lay press, including in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times. His work has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air, in O Magazine and in many others publications. He is the author of eleven books and the Executive Editor of Public Health Post.