Kate Lorig, DrPH, received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Boston University and her Doctoral degree in Public Health from the University of California Berkeley. She is Emerita Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. She developed, evaluated and translated into practice a series of community based, peer led, self-management programs for older people. These programs, including the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, the Diabetes Self-Management Program, The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program, Cancer Thriving and Surviving and Building Better Caregivers, are now use across the United States and in 25 or more other countries. She is a fellow in the Society for Public Health Education and the Society for Behavioral Medicine. She is currently a partner in the Self-Management Resource Center, a startup dedicated to furthering the use of evidence based community education programs.