Project Overview

The Center for Asthma Research is recognized at national and international levels for its research and clinical programs.

Drawing upon a multi-disciplinary approach, CAR faculty have the opportunity to actively develop unique research resources from basic sciences to epidemiology.

One major emphasis lies on training the next generation of asthma/allergic disease investigators and clinicians. As such, the Center currently has four K-awardees, two T32s, three OIF awards, and one K-award transitioned to independent funding.


Sponsored Research

2021 Direct Funding

(7) U-Awards, (9) R01, (1) R21, (7) K/OIF, (1) I01, (2) Other

Scope of Activities

We have current funded research programs in basic science, translational, clinical research, population-based research, and epidemiology. These programs are highly integrated and provide many opportunities for research trainees.

Basic Science

  • Prostacyclin regulation of allergic disease
  • Hormonal regulation and sex differences in allergic disease
  • Amino acid regulation of RSV infection
  • T-cell metabolism in allergic airway inflammation


  • Airway epithelial development in childhood asthma
  • Airway and systemic metabolism in childhood asthma development
  • Role of platelets in AERD
  • Leukotriene modification in influenza entry and replication in AECs
  • Airway microbiome and asthma


  • RCT of GLP1RA in obese asthma
  • Environmental determinants of asthma and allergic disease development
  • Role of respiratory viruses in asthma inception
  • Airway and systemic metabolism in asthma development
  • Systems approach to disease endotyping


  • Effectiveness of RSV immunoprophylaxis in selected populations
  • Impact of LMAs on pandemic influenza
  • Environmental influences on respiratory infections and asthma
  • Effect of e-cigarette use during pregnancy
  • Role of allergic disease in COVID risk and transmission


Academic Collaborations

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Boston’s Children’s Hospital
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard)
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Colorado Public School of Health
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
  • Emory University
  • Erasmus University Medical Center (NL)
  • Harvard University
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
  • Kansas University Medical Center
  • Louisiana State University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Michigan State University
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center
  • National Jewish Health
  • Northwestern University
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (NL)
  • Rowan University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Copenhagen, DK
  • University of Indiana
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Lausanne (UNIL)
  • University of Maryland
  • Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht (NL)
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Washington (Seattle)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Universität Zürich (CH)
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University (St. Louis)