Thomas Babor is a Professor and Chairman in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He holds the University's Physicians Health Service endowed chair in Public Health and Community Medicine. He received his doctoral degree in social psychology from the University of Arizona, spent several years in postdoctoral research training in social psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and subsequently received a master of public health degree in psychiatric epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. His research interests include screening, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment evaluation, and alcohol marketing, as well as alcohol and drug policy. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. He is the author or co-author of over 200 articles and book chapters, and has co-written or edited more than 15 books and monographs, including “Drug Policy and the Public Good” and “Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity”.