Peter M. Miller, PhD, founded the Hilton Head Health Institute on Hilton Head Island, S.C., in 1976. Miller received a bachelor of arts degree in clinical psychology from the University of South Carolina. He holds a faculty appointment in the department of health promotion and education at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of 11 books, including the recent, Binge Breaker: Stop Out of Control Eating and Lose Weight, the million-copy best seller The Hilton Head Metabolism Diet, 70 research articles, and is editor in chief of the scientific journal Addictive Behaviors. Miller's work has been profiled on television and in national magazines.