James D. Crapo, MD - Editor in Chief
Dr. James Crapo is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado-Denver and National Jewish Health where he also served as the Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1996 until 2004. In addition, he served as Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Duke University for 17 years, following training at the Los Angeles Harbor General Hospital, Duke University and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Dr. Crapo maintains an active research program focused in two areas: (1) Development of metalloporphyrin antioxidant mimetics as a new therapeutic in the fields of cancer radiation therapy, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, organ transplantation, and neurologic diseases, and (2) Serving as co-principal investigator of COPDGene, a National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-funded multi-center project to follow a cohort of more than 10,000 individuals who have a significant smoking history and are at risk for or have COPD.
Dr. Crapo is a former President of the American Thoracic Society and the Fleischner Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. Dr. Crapo has served as the Chair of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Pulmonary Disease Advisory Committee and as a Member of Council for the NHLBI, and he currently serves as a member of the NHLBI Board of External Advisors.
Dr. Crapo has authored over 300 published peer-reviewed articles and 48 book chapters. He is the author of 10 pulmonary textbooks.
Prior to becoming the Editor in Chief of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation, he served as Editor of COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 10 years and as an Associate Editor for Experimental Lung Research and the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. He has also served on the Editorial Boards of the American Review of Respiratory Diseases, Inhalation Toxicology, the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.