Steven Lowenstein is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is also Professor of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. He received his M.D. degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and his Master of Public Health degree from Boston University. Dr. Lowenstein was founder of the Colorado Emergency Medicine Research Center at the University of Colorado. His research interests include injury control and public health; he has published numerous studies focusing on traffic safety, alcohol-impaired driving, domestic violence, smoking habits among emergency department patients, poisonings, over-prescribing of antibiotics and other public health topics. His research has also focused on legislative decision-making and on the application of science, epidemiology and biostatistics to public policy. Dr. Lowenstein has received numerous awards for teaching and clinical excellence and has been named as one of the Denver-area’s “Top Doctors” by 5280 Magazine. In 2006 Dr. Lowenstein received the Outstanding Research Mentor Award from the University of Colorado Denver’s Clinical Sciences Program. Dr. Lowenstein also received the 2009 Hal Jayne Award for Excellence in Education from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Lowenstein is active in national and state public health efforts, serving on task forces for the Colorado Departments of Transportation and Public Health and Environment and as a member of the Colorado Prevention Center Board of Directors. In 1995 he was appointed by Governor Roy Romer to serve on the Medicaid Legislative Reform Committee, and in 1998 he was appointed Chair of the Governor’s Suicide Prevention Advisory Commission. Dr. Lowenstein received the 1995 Public Service Award from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 1997 Dr. Lowenstein was appointed by the Governor to serve as Colorado’s first Chief Medical Officer.