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Dr. Shannon Carson is Professor of Medicine at the UNC Department of Medicine and Division Chief of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. He is a Co-PI on multiple multicenter clinical trials and cohort studies involving critically ill patients, and he was also a co-PI in the COPD Network for Comparative Effectiveness Research and Translation (CONCERT Network). Dr. Carson served on the Quality Improvement Committee for the American Thoracic Society and served on writing groups for statements on Pay-for-Performance, Comparative Effectiveness Research, and Implementation Science. He has been a consultant on projects using Medicare data to assess the role and function of Long-term Care Hospitals in the care of patients with complex acute illness.