Sam Stebbins, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and director of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Practice. He is a board-certified family physician who works closely with a diverse array of partners, including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the Unviersity of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine, and Nursing, the Allegheny County Health Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Stebbins is associate director for public health and medicine at the Center for Public Health Practice. He is the co-principal investigator of the Pittsburgh Influenza Prevention Project, lead investigator for Public Health Adaptive Systems Studies, and course director fo the GSPH Preparedness Certificate Program. Stebbins is also the director of the Summer Institute, where he teaches courses in Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Climate Change.