I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Brian, a giant and true scholar in the prevention science of Public Health. I am honored and blessed to have known him. In my mind that the success of national accreditation of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at the Oregon State University began with Brian's arrival. He brought a high reputation, warm mentorship, interdisciplinary collaboration, and trustworthy advice to the college. As a former dean of the college, I admired him, cherished his advice, valued his contribution, and appreciated his selflessness. Without his positive outlook and willingness to lead and mentor all of us, we would be much challenged in becoming Oregon's first accredited College of Public Health. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and loved ones. I am forever in debt to him. He will be missed!!