Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases:Journal of the COPD Foundation

Editorial Board

Articles submitted to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: the Journal of the COPD Foundation will undergo rigorous peer review. Once accepted, articles will be published online rapidly. The COPD Foundation is proud to have assembled an international editorial board featuring leaders in the field of COPD.


Editor in Chief

  • James D. Crapo, MD

    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.

Publications/Editorial Experience

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.


Editors

  • Professor Peter  Barnes DM, DSc, FRCP, FCCP, FMedSci, FRS

    Professor Peter Barnes DM, DSc, FRCP, FCCP, FMedSci, FRS
    Editor


Peter Barnes is the Margaret-Turner Warwick Professor of Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Head of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College and Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

He qualified at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and was appointed to his present post in 1987.

He is a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator. He co-founded an Imperial spin-out company RespiVert and has developed novel inhaled treatments for COPD and severe asthma.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007 and was elected a Master Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of Academia Europaea in 2012. He is a former President of the European Respiratory Society and a current member of the Scientific Committees of the Global Guidelines on Asthma (GINA) and the Global initiative for chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD).

Publications/Editorial Experience

Professor Barnes has published over 1,000 peer-reviewed papers on asthma, COPD and related topics and has written or edited over 50 books.

He has served on the Editorial Boards of over 30 journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Thorax, the European Journal of Internal Medicine, the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and the European Journal of Internal Medicine. He has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Physiology, the European Journal of Respiratory Diseases, the European Respiratory Journal and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, among others. He served as an Editor of COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary, Respiratory Research and the European Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Currently, Professor Barnes is an Associate Editor of Chest, the Respiratory Editor of PLoS Medicine and Editor in Chief of Up-to-Date Pulmonary Medicine.


  • Mark  Dransfield, MD

    Mark Dransfield, MD
    Editor


Mark Dransfield is currently the William C. Bailey Endowed Chair in Pulmonary Disease and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and staff physician at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. In addition, he serves as the Medical Director of the UAB Lung Health Center and Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Dr. Dransfield’s primary clinical and research interest is COPD and directs the UAB/Centers for Medicare and Medicaid COPD Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative. He is principal investigator for multiple translational studies and clinical trials at the UAB Lung Health Center including the Department of Defense-sponsored Beta-Blockers for the Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of COPD study as well as the National Institutes of Health-sponsored COPDGene and SPIROMICS studies.

He completed his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill followed by residency in internal medicine and fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at UAB where he served as chief fellow.

Dr. Dransfield has been named one of America’s Best Doctors from 2010 to 2018. He is active with the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Publication/Editorial Experience

Dr. Dransfield has published over 125 research papers focusing on COPD-related epidemiology, comorbid illness, pathophysiology and therapeutics.

He has been a reviewer for over 20 different peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Lancet, Thorax and Chest.

Before becoming an editor of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation, he served on its editorial board from its inception in 2014. He served as a Section Editor for the BMC Pulmonary Medicine journal from 2013-2016.


  • MEILAN HAN, MD

    Meilan Han, MD
    Editor


Dr. MeiLan K. Han is Director of the Airways Program at the University of Michigan Health System where she is also a Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Han received her medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and completed her residency, fellowship and a master’s degree in Biostatistics and Clinical Study Design at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Han’s research interests include gender differences in lung disease and defining radiologic phenotypes of COPD. In addition, she is currently a co-investigator on the COPDGene Epidemiology (COPDGene) and SubPopulations and InteRmediate Outcomes Measures In COPD (SPIROMICS) studies as well as co-principal investigator for two other National Institutes of Health-funded interventional studies in COPD. She serves on the Scientific Advisory boards for both the COPD Foundation and the American Lung Association. She is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) as well as the Global Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) scientific committee. She was also the 2017 recipient for the European Respiratory Society Gold Medal in COPD.

Publications/Editorial Experience

Dr. Han has authored/co-authored over 150 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals. In addition to serving as an Editor of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation, Dr. Han is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and serves on theEditorial Board of the Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. She also served as an Associate Editor of Thorax from 2011-2015.


  • BARRY MAKE, MD

    Barry Make, MD
    Editor


Dr. Barry Make is Co-Director of the COPD Program and Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Respiratory Care at National Jewish Health. He is also a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Dr. Make's primary interest is clinical research on the management and outcomes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Make has been an investigator on multiple grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute including the Genetic Epidemiology of COPD study.

Dr. Make also sees adult outpatients with COPD and related pulmonary disorders at National Jewish Health. He has been recognized as one of the Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in the United States for the past 12 years.

Dr. Make is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, American Association for Respiratory Care, and the Colorado Trudeau Society. He regularly lectures internationally on COPD.

Publications/Editorial Experience

Dr. Make’s publications include over 250 articles, books, book chapters and web-based audiovisual educational program on COPD and pulmonary medicine.

Prior to joining Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation as an Editor, Dr. Make has served on the Editorial Boards of the American Review of Respiratory Disease, Respiratory Medicine, the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Respiratory Homecare. He has also served as a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals including CHEST, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Care, and the European Respiratory Journal. He served as an Editor for COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease from 2003-2013.


Editorial Board

  • Alvar Agusti, MD, PhD, FRCP, FERS
    Thorax Institute at Hospital Clinic, Spain

  • Zaurbeck R. Aisanov
    Pulmonology Research Institute, Russia

  • Antonio Anzueto, MD
    University of Texas Health Science Center, San

  • Kristina Bailey, MD
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

  • Ronald Balkissoon, MD, MSc, DIH, FRCPC
    National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

  • Roberto Benzo, MD
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

  • Surya P. Bhatt, MD
    University of Alabama, Birmingham

  • Jean Bourbeau, MD, MSc, FRCP(c)
    McGill University, Canada

  • Russell Bowler, MD, PhD
    National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

  • Sidney Braman, MD
    Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

  • Christopher Brightling, PhD
    Institute for Lung Health, United Kingdom

  • Sonia Buist, MD
    Oregon Health and Science University, Portland

  • P.Sherwood Burge, MD
    Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, United Kingdom

  • Peter Calverley, FMedSci
    University Hospital Aintree, United Kingdom

  • Richard Casaburi, MD, PhD, M.Eng
    Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, CA

  • Bart Celli, MD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

  • James D. Chalmers, MBChB, PhD
    University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, United Kingdom

  • Kenneth Chapman, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCCP
    Toronto Western Hospital, Canada

  • William Checkley, MD, PhD
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • Stephanie A. Christenson, MD
    University of California, San Francisco

  • Gerard Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP
    Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, PA

  • Dawn DeMeo, MD, MPH
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

  • Anthony DeSoyza, MBChB, BMSC, PhD
    Newcastle University, United Kingdom

  • Louise E. Donnelly, PhD
    Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

  • James Donohue, MD
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Gregory Downey, MD
    National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

  • Bradley Drummond, MD, MHS
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • Leonardo Fabbri, MD
    University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

  • Gary Ferguson, MD
    Pulmonary Research Institute of SE Michigan, Farmington Hills

  • Marilyn Foreman, MD, MS
    Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

  • Roger Goldstein, MBChB, FCCP
    West Park Health Center, Canada

  • Nicholas Gross, MD, PhD, FRCP
    University Medical Research, LLC, Farmington, CT

  • Nicola Hanania, MD, MS
    Baylor College of Medicine, Waco, TX

  • Nadia Hansel, MD, MPH
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • Craig Hersh, MD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

  • Kylie Hill, PhD
    Curtin University, Australia

  • James Hogg, MD, PhD
    James Hogg Research Centre, Canada

  • John Hokanson, PhD
    University of Colorado at Denver

  • Masakazu Ichinose, MD
    Tohoku University School of Medicine, Japan

  • Jose Jardim, MD
    Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Ravi Kalhan, MD
    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

  • Victor Kim, MD
    Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, PA

  • Jerry Krishnan, MD, PhD
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

  • Ken Kunisaki, MD, MS
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

  • Wassim Labaki, MD
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • David Lomas, MBB, MRCP, FRCR
    University College London, United Kingdom

  • David Lynch, MB
    National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

  • William MacNee, MD, MRCP, FRCP
    University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • Donald Mahler, MD
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

  • Nathaniel Marchetti, DO
    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

  • Fernando Martinez, MD, MS
    Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

  • Paula Meek, PhD, RN, FAAN
    University of Colorado at Denver

  • Marc Miravitlles, MD, FERS
    Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Spain

  • John Mitchell, MD
    University of Colorado at Denver

  • Zab Mosenifar, MD
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • Ali Musani, MD
    University of Colorado at Denver

  • Michael Niederman, MD
    Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

  • Dennis Niewoehner, MD
    VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

  • Koichi Nishimura, MD
    National Center for Geriatrics/Gerontology, Japan

  • Denis O’Donnell, MD, FRCP(c), FCCP
    Kingston General Hospital, Canada

  • Yeon-Mok Oh, MD
    University of Ulsan College of Medicine, South Korea

  • Jill Ohar, MD
    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

  • Rogelio Perez-Padilla, MD
    Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Mexico

  • Michael I. Polkey, PhD
    Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom

  • Valerie Press, MD, MPH
    University of Chicago, Illinois

  • Nirupama Putcha, MD, MHS
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • Joe Ramsdell, MD
    University of California--San Diego Health Sciences

  • John Reilly, MD
    University of Colorado at Denver

  • Stephen Rennard, MD
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

  • Roberto Rodriguez-Roisin, MD, PhD
    Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

  • Bruce Rubin, MEngr, MD, MBA
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

  • Robert Sandhaus, MD, PhD
    National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

  • Frank Sciurba, MD
    University of Pittsburgh, PA

  • Sanjay Sethi, MD
    University of Buffalo, New York

  • Steven Shapiro, MD
    University of Pittsburgh, PA

  • Edwin Silverman, MD, PhD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

  • Don Sin, MD, MPH
    James Hogg Research Centre, Canada

  • Dave Singh, MD
    University of Manchester, United Kingdom

  • Avrum E. Spira, MD
    Boston University, MA

  • Robert Steiner, MD
    Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, PA

  • James Stoller, MD, MS
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Charlie Strange, MD
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

  • Wan-Cheng Tan, MD
    University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Donald Tashkin, MD
    David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

  • Byron Thomashow, MD
    Columbia University School of Medicine, New York, NY

  • Gerard M. Turino
    St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

  • Alice Turner, MBChB, MRCP, PGCE, PhD
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Laboratories, United Kingdom

  • Omar Usmani, MBBS, PhD, FHEA, FRCP
    Imperial College London, United Kingdom

  • Jorgen Vestbo, DMedSci, FRCP, FERS
    University of Manchester, United Kingdom

  • Claus Vogelmeier, MD
    University of Marburg, Germany

  • Fred Wamboldt, MD
    National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

  • George R. Washko, MD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

  • Jadwiga Wedzicha, MD
    Imperial College, United Kingdom

  • Scott Weiss, MD, MS
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

  • J. Michael Wells, MD
    University of Alabama, Birmingham

  • Christine Wendt, MD
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

  • Robert Wise, MD
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • Prescott Woodruff, MD, MPH
    University of California, San Francisco

  • Emiel Wouters, MD
    Maastricht University Medical Centre, Netherlands

  • Barbara Yawn, MD
    Olmstead Medical Center, Rochester, MN

  • Yuan-Jue Zhu, MD
    Chinese Academy of Medical Science, China

  • Richard ZuWallack, MD
    St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT