Determinants of Asthma and Environmental Asthma Protection

Asthma and related allergic diseases are significant sources of morbidity in the southwest. Our environment is associated with unique pathogenic factors. Understanding how particular environments can either contribute to, or offer protection from asthma offer the promise of risk mitigation as well as new therapeutics.


Expertise and Technology

  • ITechnologymaging (confocal, electron microscopy, image analysis, live cell)
  • Exposure assessment (especially related to dusts, metals and airborne compounds)
  • Inhalation exposure
  • Population studies (Jeff Burgess, Paloma Beamer, Mary Kay O'Rourke from Public Health; Fernando Martinex and Donata Vercelli from Arizona Respiratory Center)


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