Bruce Becker, MD is an associate professor, department of community health at Brown University and attending physician in the department of emergency medicine, Rhode Island Hospital. He received his MD in 1981 from Brown University and his MPH from Harvard University in 1989. Currently, he is principal investigator on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant "Smoking Cessation in Mothers and Older Family Members of Babies Being Treated in a Special Care Nursery." He is a co-investigator on several other NIH grants investigating smoking cessation in different clinical settings and was co-investigator on an NIAAA grant, "Emergency Department Brief Intervention for ETOH Positive Injured Patients." In 1994, he received a Distinguished Service Award from Levon Ter-Petrossian, president of the Republic of Armenia. In 1998, Becker was honored with the Ruth Sauber Lectureship, Brown Medical School. Becker served for many years as a volunteer with AmeriCares, carrying out international health projects. For several years, he was the medical director of Camp AmeriKids, an AmeriCares sponsored camp for children with AIDS.