John S. RollandJohn S. Rolland, MD, MPH, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is also Co-Founder and Executive Co-Director of the Chicago Center for Family Health and Director of its Families, Illness, and Collaborative Healthcare Program. Internationally recognized for his integrated conceptual model, clinical work, and research on couple and family psychosocial challenges with serious health conditions, Dr. Rolland is coeditor of Individuals, Families, and the New Era of Genetics. He is past president of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA); Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; Senior Fellow of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Family Committee; past board member of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association; and former Fellow of the Yale University Institute for Social and Policy Studies. Dr. Rolland is a recipient of the Innovative Contributions to Family Therapy Award from AFTA and the Blanche F. Ittleson Award from the American Orthopsychiatric Association (now the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice). He is an active speaker and consultant on family-oriented systemic approaches to illness and disability challenges.