Richard Sattin is Professor and Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine and Professor, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia. During his 25 years at the CDC, most recently as Associate Director for Science, Division of Injury Response, NCIPC, he mentored and trained many persons in injury surveillance, prevention, and acute injury care. Dr. Sattin has published over 75 original research articles and book chapters, as well as invited journal editorials. He has served as a consultant both nationally and internationally, and served on inter-agency committees of the United States, including the Surgeon General’s Workshop on “Preparing the Health Community for an Aging Society.” He facilitated the effort to develop the CDC’s Acute Injury Care Research Agenda: Guiding Research for the Future, published in May 2005. His major areas of injury research interest are geriatric falls and the care of the acutely injured, including that following explosions.