Elizabeth Rohrs is a respiratory therapist who has worked clinically during COVID-19, seeing first-hand how challenging and unusual these patients were to ventilate. She is conducting research on the effects of proning in COVID-19 patients. She has spent eight years helping to develop and refine a long-term pre-clinical ventilation model and lead a multidisciplinary team that conducts long-term ventilation studies. She is completing a PhD thesis evaluating how atelectasis contributed to ventilator-induced lung injury and the effects of diaphragm pacing on lung injury over 50 hours in this pre-clinical model.