Catherine Simpson, M.D., is the latest recipient of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) Aldrighetti Research Award for Young Investigators. The award is for young investigators who show promise of significantly increasing understanding of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Dr. Simpson is interested in clinical and translational research to understand the progression and development of PAH. Understanding cellular changes can lead to the development of new treatments, earlier diagnosis and new ways to monitor disease progression.

During her clinical training, Dr. Simpson gained an appreciation for the challenges people with PAH face, which motivated her to focus on ways to improve prognosis. She plans to continue her academic research focus in PAH, while continuing to care and advocate for her PAH patients at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Simpson is an assistant professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University. She earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was chief resident, and completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

During her fellowship, she received a Master of Public Health in clinical investigation from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Support for the Aldrighetti research award is provided by Janssen Pharmaceuticals through a partnership PHA.

Catherine Simpson, M.D.