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Edward M. Phillips, MD is assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and is founder and director of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, www.instituteoflifestylemedicine.org. In 2015 Eddie began his role as chief of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service at the VA Boston Healthcare System where he also serves as one of VA Boston’s flagship education champions. Additionally, Eddie is a Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and serves on the executive council that developed and leads the Exercise is Medicine™ global initiative. He is co-author of Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life: Decode Your Emotional DNA and Thrive (Harvard Health Publications, William Morrow, 2016) and ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine™, A Clinician’s Guide to Exercise Prescription (Wolters-Kluwer, 2009) and is past chair of the Exercise is Medicine™ Education Committee. Eddie serves on the Advisory Board of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, on the Health Sector of the United States National Physical Activity Plan, and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition has recognized both Eddie and the ILM with its Community Leadership Award. He has published over 75 scientific publications and is an active clinician and researcher who speaks and consults nationally, guiding a broad based effort to reduce lifestyle-related death, disease, and costs through clinician directed interventions with patients. Eddie has appeared on various national media including Good Morning America, ESPN radio, Huffington Post, Slate, Time Magazine, and Cosmopolitan and he co-hosted the NPR Daily Exercise Podcast, WBUR’s Magic Pill, which was awarded an Edward R. Murrow award for Excellence in Innovation. (Boston, MA)