Dr. Craig Coopersmith is the Director of the Emory Critical Care Center. He is also Professor of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Coopersmith is currently the Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator on multiple research grants from the National Institutes of Health related to his work on the gut in sepsis and the immune response to sepsis. He is also the Principal Investigator on a NIH-funded T32 training grant on critical care. Dr. Coopersmith co-chairs the steering committee and the research arm of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and serves on its executive committee. Dr. Coopersmith currently serves on the national guidelines panel for COVID-19 management sponsored by the NIH and has advised the World Health Organization on COVID-19. Dr. Coopersmith is past-president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine as well as a past chair of Discovery, the Critical Care Research Network. He is also the 2023 recipient of the American College of Critical Care Medicine Distinguished Investigator Award.