Jasjit S.Ahluwalia is a physician and public health scientist at Brown University’s schools of public health and medicine and is deputy director of CADRE, a National Institutes of Health-funded Center of Excellence. He has been in academic medicine since 1992 and has been a practicing physician, faculty member, department chair, associate dean, and center director in medical schools, and dean of the School of Public Health. His primary research areas are smoking cessation and nicotine addiction in African American smokers. He has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for 25 years and has published more than 400 manuscripts. Ahluwalia has served on the U.S. government’s National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities, on the SRNT board of directors, and recently completed a three-year term on the federal government’s Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health chaired by the U.S. Surgeon General. Ahluwalia trained at New York University, received a Doctor of Medicine degree and a Master of Public Health degree at Tulane University, a medical residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a clinical epidemiology fellowship at Harvard Medical School, where he received a master’s degree in health policy.