Laura Crotty Alexander, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the University of California San Diego and a staff physician and researcher at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, is a pulmonary critical care specialist with clinical and research-based interests in e-cigarettes.

Dr. Crotty Alexander studies the effects of cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor on bacterial virulence, as well as the effects of e-cigarettes on airway inflammation and innate immune function.

She has provided expert commentary on vaping and health effects in interviews with numerous outlets, including Vice, Reuters and ABC News.

Dr. Crotty Alexander will join other ATS members in an @ATScommunity Twitter chat on Oct. 30 on vaping.