Dr. Cook is a Distinguished Professor at McMaster University in the Departments of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Intensive Care Medicine and is Academic Chair of Critical Care Medicine at McMaster. Dr. Cook was a founding member and Chair of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. She is an intensive care consultant at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton. Dr. Cook has published over 700 peer-review articles. Her multi-method multi-disciplinary research interests include life support technology, prevention of ICU-acquired complications, end-of-life care, and research ethics. Her devoted mentorship of students, trainees and faculty has resulted in creation of the Deborah J. Cook Mentorship Award by the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. Dr. Cook has received numerous national and international honours for her work – most recently the CIHR Gold Leaf Award for Impact. For her enduring scientific contributions to the improvement of global intensive care and foundational leadership in the first national ICU research network in the world, Dr. Cook was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.