Suzanne G. Leveille is Professor of Nursing at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UMass Boston, and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Leveille is an epidemiologist with an extensive background in geriatric nursing. Her research areas include primary care interventions to improve chronic illness care and epidemiology of aging with an emphasis on chronic pain and disability. Working with a team of investigators based at Hebrew SeniorLife, Dr. Leveille is currently leading a population-based study of pain and falls in elders living in the Boston area. In addition, she is studying the impact of mind-body exercise on cognition among older adults with chronic pain, through a newly funded award from the NIH. Dr. Leveille is continuing to investigate new approaches to enhance self-management of chronic conditions among patients in primary care through use of the patient-doctor internet portal.