Dr. Belz' research focuses on addressing health disparities in obstructive lung disease. His specific interests include studying access to lung-healthy diets among individuals with COPD as well as examining exposures to harmful chemicals which are more common in poor neighborhoods. He is the principle investigator of a cohort study of patients with bronchiectasis and NTM lung disease that seeks to understand risk factors for these diseases. He also serves as the site PI of several clinical trials investigating new therapies for non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.
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Belz DC, Woo H, Putcha N, Paulin LM, Koehler K, Fawzy A, Alexis NE, Barr RG, Comellas AP, Cooper CB, Couper D, Dransfield M, Gassett AJ, Han M, Hoffman EA, Kanner RE, Krishnan JA, Martinez FJ, Paine R 3rd, Peng RD, Peters S, Pirozzi CS, Woodruff PG, Kaufman JD, Hansel NN; SPIROMICS Investigators. Ambient ozone effects on respiratory outcomes among smokers modified by neighborhood poverty: An analysis of SPIROMICS AIR. Sci Total Environ. 2022 Mar 19;829:154694. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154694. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35318050
Woo H, Brigham EP, Allbright K, Ejike C, Galiatsatos P, Jones MR, Oates GR, Krishnan JA, Cooper CB, Kanner RE, Bowler RP, Hoffman EA, Comellas AP, Criner G, Barr RG, Martinez FJ, Han M, Ortega VE, Parekh TM, Christenson S, Belz D, Raju S, Gassett A, Paulin LM, Putcha N, Kaufman JD, Hansel NN. Racial Segregation and Respiratory Outcomes among Urban Black Residents with and at Risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Sep 1;204(5):536-545. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202009-3721OC. PMID: 33971109; PMCID: PMC8491265.
Ejike CO, Woo H, Galiatsatos P, Paulin LM, Krishnan JA, Cooper CB, Couper DJ, Kanner RE, Bowler RP, Hoffman EA, Comellas AP, Criner GJ, Barr RG, Martinez FJ, Han MK, Martinez CH, Ortega VE, Parekh TM, Christenson SA, Thakur N, Baugh A, Belz DC, Raju S, Gassett AJ, Kaufman JD, Putcha N, Hansel NN. Contribution of Individual and Neighborhood Factors to Racial Disparities in Respiratory Outcomes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Apr 15;203(8):987-997. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202002-0253OC. PMID: 33007162; PMCID: PMC8048743.