Charles H Hennekens is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Miami School of Medicine. From 2001 to 2004 he was Co-Director for Cardiovascular Research at Mount Sinai Medical Center-Miami Heart Institute. Since 2001 he has served on the Preventive Medicine Residency Advisory Committee for the Palm Beach County Health Department and Nova Southeastern University. Since 2003, he has been a member of the External Advisory Board to the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine as a Special Government Employee (SGE) serving as a consultant to the Cardiorenal Drugs Division of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2004 he became Director of Research for the Agatston Research Institute. Recently, he has served as Chair or member of numerous Data and Safety Monitoring Boards, such as CAMELOT/NORMALISE, and he is past president of the American Epidemiological Society and the Society for Epidemiologic Research, as well as member of the Association of American Physicians. Dr Hennekens is widely published and has been Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and founding Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Epidemiology. He has been on the editorial board of Circulation, Hypertension and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Bruce Award from the American College of Physician’s for distinguished contributions for preventive medicine He has an MPH, MS and Dr PH. from the Harvard School of Public Health.