Eric Chivian is Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and a Staff Psychiatrist at MIT. He holds an A.B. degree in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. In 1980, Chivian co-founded International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize. In 1996 he founded and became director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, the first center at a medical school in the U.S. focusing on the human health implications of global environmental change. Dr. Chvian was senior editor and author of Last Aid: The Medical Dimensions of Nuclear War. He was also senior editor/author of Critical Condition: Human Health and the Environment (MIT Press, 1992).