Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, MPH, is Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College and directs its Doctor of Public Health program. For 30 years, he has created, implemented and evaluated community health interventions and policies to improve health and reduce health inequities in urban communities. He has published books and articles on childhood obesity, environmental justice, urban health, incarceration and health, HIV prevention and public health policy. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and others. His current research focuses on the health impact of business decisions in the alcohol, automobile, firearms, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and tobacco industries and on strategies for modifying business practices that harm health.