Guest Editors
R. Graham Barr
R. Graham Barr is Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate
Professor of Epidemiology, and Chief of the Division of General
Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center (New York,
NY, USA). He is a general internist and respiratory
epidemiologist. He received his medical degree from McGill
University (Montreal, QC, Canada), before undertaking
residency training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
(New York, NY, USA). He went on to undertake a fellowship at
Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA, USA), a
respiratory epidemiology fellowship at the Channing Laboratory
(Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA), and a
doctorate in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public
Health (Boston, MA, USA).
Graham Barr’s research interests lie in emphysema and COPD,
with a particular focus on pulmonary vascular damage and its role
in cardiopulmonary function. He uses novel imaging approaches
(CT and MRI) applied to population-based samples and is
principal investigator of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
(MESA) Lung Study, the MESA COPD Study, and the Columbia
Clinical Center of SPIROMICS (Subpopulations and Intermediary
Outcome Measures in COPD Study), in addition to running the
spirometry reading centre for the Hispanic Community Health
Study and the Long Life Family Study.
David G. Parr
David G. Parr is Clinical Director for the Cardio-Respiratory
Division and Consultant Respiratory Physician at University
Hospital Coventry (Coventry, UK). He trained at the University of
Cambridge (Cambridge, UK), the London Hospital Medical
College at the University of London (London, UK) and the
University of Birmingham (Birmingham, UK). His clinical
interests include COPD and α1-antitrypsin deficiency, pulmonary
vascular disease and interstitial lung disease, and his research
interest is in quantitative imaging of chronic lung diseases.
Copyright ©ERS 2015. Print ISBN: 978-1-84984-065-1. Online ISBN: 978-1-84984-066-8. Print ISSN: 2312-508X. Online ISSN: 2312-5098.
ERS Monogr 2015; 70: vi–vii. DOI: 10.1183/2312508X.10000916 vi
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