Dr. Steven Simpson is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Kansas, in Kansas City, KS. He is the President of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST). Dr. Simpson has a long history of work in sepsis research and quality improvement, with projects ranging from cell biology and physiology to translational work to quality improvement and implementation science. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor and IPA to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services in BARDA’s Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures. He is also the Senior Medical Advisor to Sepsis Alliance, the US’ largest patient advocacy organization for sepsis survivors and families of sepsis victims. Dr. Simpson serves on the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines panel and the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Disease’s COVID-19 guidelines panel.