About the Authors

Aabida Saferali

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Jeong H. Yun

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Margaret M. Parker

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Phuwanat Sakornsakolpat

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Robert P. Chase

Roles Data curation, Software, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Andrew Lamb

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Software, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Brian D. Hobbs

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Marike H. Boezen

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Epidemiology, Groningen, the Netherlands, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen Research Institute for Asthma and COPD (GRIAC), Groningen, the Netherlands

Xiangpeng Dai

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Kim de Jong

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Epidemiology, Groningen, the Netherlands, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen Research Institute for Asthma and COPD (GRIAC), Groningen, the Netherlands

Terri H. Beaty

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Wenyi Wei

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Xiaobo Zhou

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Edwin K. Silverman

Roles Data curation, Funding acquisition, Resources, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Michael H. Cho

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Peter J. Castaldi

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Resources, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Craig P. Hersh

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Resources, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

craig.hersh@channing.harvard.edu

Affiliations Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

COPDGene Investigators

Membership of the COPDGene Investigators and the International COPD Genetics Consortium Investigators is listed in the Supporting Information.

the International COPD Genetics Consortium Investigators

Membership of the COPDGene Investigators and the International COPD Genetics Consortium Investigators is listed in the Supporting Information.

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.