Michael G. Goldstein, MD is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Alpert Medical School. Since September, 2010, he has served as Associate Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine at the Veteran Health Administration's National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Michael was formerly Chief of the Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service at the Providence VA Medical Center and an investigator at the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine (CBPM) at The Miriam Hospital. He continues to serve as a consultant on CBPM research trials addressing health behavior change in health care settings. Previously, Michael was Medical Director of Behavioral Medicine at the Miriam Hospital and an Associate Director for Clinical Education and Research at the Institute for Healthcare Communication, a non-profit foundation in New Haven, CT. Michael has served as Co-Course Director for preclinical Social and Behavioral Sciences courses at Alpert Medical School, and as Principal Investigator for several NIH-funded research grants which tested educational interventions to enhance clinician delivery of preventive counseling interventions in primary care settings. He served on the Tobacco Dependence Clinical Practice Guideline Panel for the U.S. Public Health Service and was a member of the Risk Communication Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration.