During his distinguished career, Richard W. M. Visser D.C. MPH, Ph.D. has focused on the pandemic of childhood obesity. He studied the problem and implemented solutions from many perspectives: as a clinical researcher, academic and educator, activist and politician, entrepreneur, concerned citizen and parent. His work has made vital contributions to a greater understanding of the biological, sociological, and psychological factors surrounding childhood obesity. Early in 2008, he was appointed by the Government of Aruba to head the Obesity Task Force, and a year later, he began his four- year term as Aruba’s Minister of Health, and Sport. Today Dr. Visser continues his innovative approach to healthcare by converging technological development with global connectivity.