Steven Cole is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  His research utilizes molecular genetics and computational bioinformatics to analyze the pathways by which social and environmental factors influence the activity of the human genome, as well as viral and tumor genomes.  He pioneered the field of human social genomics, and serves as Director of the UCLA Social Genomics Core Laboratory.  Dr. Cole is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research.  He is also a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Norman Cousins Center, the UCLA AIDS Institute, and the UCLA Molecular Biology Institute.