Dr. Farideh Kioumehr is the Founder and Executive Director of the International Health and Epidemiology Research Center (iherc.org), a non-profit organization founded in 1994 and dedicated to the research and prevention of epidemics in all their forms. As a part of that mission, she established the innovative Anti-Violence Campaign that identifies violence as a preventable social epidemic disease in the United States. She has a dream; that "one day we all live in a peaceful world!"In recognition of this work, Dr. Kioumehr was awarded the first Peace Award from the American Public Health Association and has received distinction from President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. Dr. Kioumehr obtained her DVM, from Tehran University, her MPH and DrPH from the University of Michigan. A trained epidemiologist, she has served as the Director of the Health Planning Department, the National Plan and Budget Organization, as an Academic Member of Meli Medical School, and the School of Public Health at Tehran University. She has published numerous scientific papers and has been a guest speaker on many different television and radio programs, both domestically and abroad.