A short biography of Professor Kreps Gary L. Kreps (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is a University Distinguished Professor at George Mason University, where he directs the Center for Health and Risk Communication. His research examines the ways strategic interpersonal, mediated, and digital communication can enhance health promotion, risk prevention, health advocacy, and quality of care, especially for vulnerable populations. His work is published in more than 380 influential books, articles, and chapters. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior and has received numerous scholarly awards for his research and service activities. He serves as a scientific advisor to many domestic and international health agencies, foundations, and corporations. He co-directs the Global Advocacy Leadership Academy that promotes development of effective, engaged health advocacy organizations around the world, and coordinates the Fairfax County Health Literacy Initiative community-based collaborative that promotes health for at-risk populations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Before joining the faculty at George Mason University, he served as the founding Chief of the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute, where he helped introduce many important health communication research initiatives, including the Health Information National Trends Survey, the Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research, the Health Communication Interventions Research Program, and the Digital Divide Pilot Program. He also has served as the founding Dean of the School of Communication at Hofstra University, Executive Director of the Greenspun School of Communication at UNLV, and as a professor at Northern Illinois, Rutgers, Indiana, and Purdue Universities.