Reed is dean of medicine at Morehouse University.
Hilton M. Hudson II, MD, FACS, FCCP, is a cardiothoracic surgeon at the University of Chicago Hospital, the president and cofounder of Hilton Publishing Company, Inc., and the chairman of the board of the Health Literacy Foundation. He is the coauthor of "High Blood Pressure: The Black Man and Woman's Guide to Living with Hypertension," He lives in Chicago. Herbert Stern, PhD, is a professor emeritus of English at Wabash College. He is a cofounder of Hilton Publishing Company. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.