Environmental Cardiopulmonary Disease Group
The Environmental Cardiopulmonary Disease Group conducts research on exposure assessment and prevention of asthma within the Laboratory of Respiratory Biology. For more information, please see the links to individual project pages.
- COX-Derived Eicosanoids are important modulators of the lung immune response to environmental agents.
- Cytochromes P450 and the Bioactivation of Arachidonic Acid details the opportunities for translational research including development of novel therapeutics for blood pressure control, vascular inflammation, atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease.
- Sex Differences in Lung Response to Environmental Agents examines the risk, incidence and pathogenesis of lung diseases in humans.
- The National Survey of Lead and Allergens in Housing (NSLAH) was the first population-based study to provide information about how levels of indoor allergens and endotoxin vary in U.S. homes.
- The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) was designed to improve knowledge on complex relationships between allergen and endotoxin exposures, allergic sensitization, and allergic diseases.
- Allergen Mitigation Strategies involved studies to test the feasibility and effectiveness of various interventions to reduce indoor allergen levels in inner-city homes.