Rich Branson has been a respiratory therapist for 40 years. He is currently Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati in the Division of Trauma & Critical Care and Editor in Chief of Respiratory Care. He has written extensively on metabolic measurements and methods of measuring energy expenditure. Mr. Branson is a fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care and of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He has published over 300 manuscripts in the peer- reviewed literature, over 100 book chapters and edited two texts.