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Photo of Dr. Shyam Sundar Biswal, Ph.D.

Biswal, Shyam Sundar, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Lung diseases, Cancer, COPD, Asthma, Inflammatory diseases, Environmental health sciences, Electronic cigarettes, Cigarette smoke, Emphysema
 
Photo of Dr. Patrick N. Breysse, M.H.S., Ph.D.

Breysse, Patrick N., M.H.S., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Environmental health sciences, Industrial hygiene, Exposure assessment, Pollution, Childhood asthma, Environmental epidemiology
 
Photo of Dr. Michelle Nuttall Eakin, M.A., Ph.D.

Eakin, Michelle Nuttall, M.A., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Behavioral science and adherence, Asthma outcomes in inner-city children
 
Photo of Dr. Robert S. Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

Fitzgerald, Robert S., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Environmental health sciences, Cardiopulmonary physiology, Cardiopulmonary control, Carotid body, Morphology and function, Chemotransduction, Reflex mechanisms, Acetylcholine, Catecholamines, Gene-based differences in ventilatory response, Hypoxia
 
Photo of Dr. Jason Paul Kirkness, Ph.D.

Kirkness, Jason Paul, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Nocturnal ventilation, Sleep Disorders, Upper airway obstruction, Obstructive sleep apnea
 
Photo of Dr. Wayne A. Mitzner, Ph.D.

Mitzner, Wayne A., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Lung diseases, Lung injury, Asthma, Aveolar destruction, Bronchial thermoplasty, Emphysema, Lung parenchyma, Mouse phenotyping, Physiologic lung function, Pulmonary function
 
Photo of Dr. Cynthia S. Rand, Ph.D.

Rand, Cynthia S., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Healthcare disparities, Outcomes and quality of life, Asthma and COPD therapy adherence
 
Photo of Dr. Kristin Alyce Riekert, Ph.D.

Riekert, Kristin Alyce, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Adolescent and young adult health, Health beliefs, Doctor-patient communication, Treatment adherence, Communication and adherence in inner-city children, Cystic fibrosis self-management among teens and adults
 
Photo of Dr. Douglas N. Robinson, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Robinson, Douglas N., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Disease states, Model systems, Cell-shape control, Homeostasis, Tissue development, Cytokinesis (Cell division), Cellular mechanosensing, Molecular mechanisms
 
Photo of Dr. Hartmut Schneider, M.D., Ph.D.

Schneider, Hartmut, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Sleep related respiratory disorders, Obstructive sleep apnea
 
Photo of Dr. David M. Shade, J.D.

Shade, David M., J.D.

Research Interests: Data management, Clinical trials, Internet, Pulmonary medicine, Pulmonary physiology, Asthma
 
Photo of Dr. James S. K. Sham, Ph.D.

Sham, James S. K., Ph.D.

Research Interests: TRP channels in pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells, Calcium regulation in chronic hypoxic pulmonary hypertension, Local calcium signaling in the pulmonary arteries
 
Photo of Dr. Larissa Akimi Shimoda, M.S., Ph.D.

Shimoda, Larissa Akimi, M.S., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Oxidant-mediated lung injury, Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction, Pulmonary arterial responses to chronic hypoxia
 
Photo of Dr. Alison E. Turnbull, D.V.M., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Turnbull, Alison E., D.V.M., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Epidemiology, Palliative care, Medical decision-making, ICU
 
Photo of Dr. Elizabeth Wagner, Ph.D.

Wagner, Elizabeth, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Airway vascular responses to lung distension, Angiogenesis in the lung, Bronchial vascular proliferation and function