Asthma Research Overview
I have over a decade of experience working to better understand the intersection of research, policy, and community-based practice regarding childhood asthma. As an academic pediatrician, my primary goal is to reduce childhood asthma prevalence, severity and disparities. My interest in childhood asthma began early in my career, while a resident in an inner-city practice. I was amazed at how common asthma was among my low-income, minority patients, many of whom were debilitated with frequent exacerbations and hospitalizations. I began my formal study of asthma as a fellow, where I collaborated on two studies assessing disparities in childhood asthma. Since that time, I have conducted numerous studies and published multiple papers investigating asthma and asthma disparities.