Donald Edmondson, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Director of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at CUMC, and Director of Emergency Medicine Research for the New York Presbyterian Hospital emergency department (ED). He is currently a director of Resource and Coordinating Center of the NIH Science of Behavior Change Program, which aims to identify and measure the underlying mechanisms of behavior change using an experimental medicine approach. His research on stress, health behaviors, and cardiovascular risk has been featured in the New York Times, ABC Nightly News, CBS This Morning, and other print and media outlets.