Stephen Lye Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Human Development – a transdisciplinary initiative of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children. Through Education and Research, and Knowledge Mobilization the Alliance for Human Development seeks to improve the health and well-being of all children, everywhere, by focusing on optimizing their development in early-life. Dr. Lye is an expert in women’s and infant’s health and pioneered investigations into the mechanisms underlying preterm birth. His research has integrated discovery, clinical and translational studies including the commercialization of discoveries in partnership with industry. Dr. Lye has established international research consortia focused on identifying interactions between an individual’s genetic make-up and their environment during the first 2000 days of life that underlie obesity and cardio-metabolic disorders. He has published over 230 research papers on pregnancy and maternal-child health. Dr. Lye has received numerous awards and honors, including Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK), the President’s Scientific Achievement Award from the Society for Reproductive Investigation and the Excellence in Research Award from the Association of Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Canada). He is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Physiology and Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Senior Investigator at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital.