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Prof Chris Cooper

Christopher B Cooper is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Physiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where, for 25 years, he directed the COPD clinical and COPD research programs and the Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory, which he founded.


Dr Cooper trained in the United Kingdom at St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School, University of London and the University of Sheffield. He moved to UCLA as a Fulbright Scholar in 1987 and joined the full-time faculty in 1992. Dr Cooper has been the recipient of numerous awards at UCLA including the prestigious Sherman M Mellinkoff Faculty Award, considered the highest award in the David Geffen School of Medicine, and the Edward A Dickson Emeritus Professor Award to honor outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching and service since retirement.


Dr Cooper is author of more than 150 peer-reviewed original research papers, a doctoral thesis on “Methods of Pulmonary Rehabilitation” and a popular book entitled “Exercise Testing and Interpretation: A Practical Approach”.

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