Dr. Krishnan is Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, in Chicago, IL. He received his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, then completed a fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Investigation at the Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Krishnan is an expert in care delivery science in asthma and COPD, including real-world pragmatic clinical trials. He previously served as the Chair of the US FDA Pulmonary Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee and the NHLBI Clinical Trials study section. He directs the Breathe Chicago Center, which conducts National Institutes of Health, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and American Lung Association-funded clinical trials and cohort studies. Dr. Krishnan co-directs the Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design, which is integrating the methods of human-centered design in healthcare operations and research. He is a member of several national and international committees, including the NIH/NHLBI EPR-4 asthma guidelines, the Global Initiative in Asthma (GINA), the ATS guidelines in COPD, and the ATS guidelines for the use of long-term oxygen therapy.