Dr. Derek M. Griffith is Professor of Medicine, Health and Society, and he is the Founder and Director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Griffith’s program of research focuses on developing and implementing behavioral and policy strategies to achieve equity in health and well-being by race, ethnicity and gender. He has collaborated with colleagues in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States to address institutional racism in public health departments and systems, to pursue men’s health equity, and to promote the health and well-being of African American and Latino men through policy and precision lifestyle medicine interventions. He has been the principal investigator of research grants from the American Cancer Society, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, other foundations, and several institutes within the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Griffith is a contributor to and an editor of – Men’s Health Equity: A Handbook (Routledge, 2019), and Racism: Science and Tools for the Public Health Professional (APHA Press, 2019). In recognition of his research on “eliminating health disparities that vary by race, ethnicity and gender”, Dr. Griffith won the Tom Bruce Award from the Community-Based Public Health Caucus of the American Public Health Association.