Robert S. Lawrence, M.D. is the Center for a Livable Future Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with joint appointments as Professor of Health Policy, International Health, and Medicine. He is the founding Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, which supports research and develops policies related to the public health impacts of industrial food animal production, improving food security, and adopting healthier diets. Dr. Lawrence graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and trained in internal medicine at the MGH. He has been a faculty member of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina and Harvard. From 1980 to 1991 he served as chief of medicine at the Cambridge Hospital. From 1991 to 1995 he directed the Health Sciences Division at the Rockefeller Foundation. He is the founding director of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), serves on the Board of Directors of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and is a member of the Global Health Advisory Committee of the Open Society Institute.