Jason D. Christie, M.D., M.S. is the Chief of the Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. His career is focused on translational research studies of the risks, pathogenesis, treatment, and outcomes of acute lung injury in the transplant and non-transplant human populations.  Through leadership of the Center for Translational Lung Biology, Dr. Christie brings together clinicians, bench scientists, epidemiologists, and statisticians to build multidisciplinary research teams.  His research integrates new knowledge generated from bench studies with epidemiology approaches in well-phenotyped, large human populations to generate new definitions of human syndromes, improved diagnostics and prognostics, and targeted therapy approaches in advanced lung diseases and critical illness.