Michael Lerner (Commonweal)

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"Michael is President and founder of Commonweal, a health and environmental research institute in Bolinas, California, and of Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, D.C. He is also co-founder of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, www.healthandenvironment.org, an international partnership for people interested in or working at the interface between the environment and human health. Michael's most recent project is The New School at Commonweal, www.commonweal.org, which explores the interface between ecology, culture and the inner life. Michael sits as president on the Board of Directors for the Jennifer Altman Foundation." [1]

Co-founder and president of Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, DC. He won a MacArthur Foundation award for his work "combining conventional and complementary medical treatments." [2] [3]

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