Dr. Randolph is Professor of Anesthesia and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts, USA . She has been an attending physician in the Medical-Surgical pediatric ICU there for over 20 years. Dr. Randolph is the founder and first Chair of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigator’s (PALISI) Network, a clinical research consortium of over 80 pediatric ICUs in the U.S. and Canada. She has been a Council member of the International Sepsis Forum since 2011 and is active in many other professional societies including the Society for Critical Care Medicine, the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Thoracic Society. She helped lead the consensus meeting where the 2005 definition of sepsis in infants and children was developed and has coauthored multiple national guidelines on sepsis diagnosis and management practices for adults and children. She has published multicenter trials and cohort studies in the area of sepsis, acute lung injury and severe pneumonia in children. She leads a 40 center Pediatric Critical Care Influenza (PICFLU) Study Group investigating genetic susceptibility and immune response in children with influenza-related sepsis.