Physician, attorney, and health policy advocate, Michael Painter is a senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He and his colleagues scour the nation and the world looking for great ideas that can help us all learn how to build our healthy future. He is dedicated to helping ensure that we achieve health equity in this country in our lifetimes. In 2003-2004, Painter was an RWJF Health Policy Fellow with Senator William H. Frist, MD, then Majority Leader. Prior to that, he was the chief of medical staff at the Seattle Indian Health Board, a community health center serving urban American Indians and Alaska Natives. Michael holds a JD from Stanford Law School and an MD from The University of Washington. Michael is a member of TEDMED’s Editorial Advisory Board.