Assistant Professor of Medicine
Member, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Dr. Todd, co-principal investigator for the MURDOCK COPD Study, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Duke University with a secondary faculty appointment in the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). Dr. Todd received her undergraduate education at Colorado State University and attended medical school at the University of Colorado. She then matriculated to Duke University where she completed internship, residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine followed by fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine.
Dr. Todd has developed a depth of clinical expertise in lung transplantation and advanced lung disease management. Concurrent with her clinical focus, her research emphasizes clinical and translational approaches to understand fibrotic lung disease development, in particular the development of chronic allograft dysfunction after lung transplantation. Dr. Todd’s ongoing research endeavors in lung transplantation include applying genetic approaches to understand susceptibility to lung allograft rejection, analyzing human lung fluid, tissue, and cell specimens to delineate novel pathobiologic mechanisms that contribute to graft rejection or fibrosis, and characterizing clinical phenotypes of chronic lung allograft dysfunction that strongly influence patient survival. Additionally, through her appointment at the DCRI, she has accumulated a breadth of hands-on experience in pulmonary clinical research including early phase clinical trial design, clinical events adjudication, and large-scale biomarker discovery research.