Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

A Department of Medicine Research Spotlight

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Medical Director, Pulmonary Function and Exercise Physiology Laboratory
Member, University of Arizona Respiratory Center

What is COPD?I am an early stage clinical investigator in the Department of Medicine focused on obstructive lung diseases and how the natural history of lung function and aging over the lifespan affects the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I have research appointments with the University of Arizona Asthma and Airways Disease Center and the Arizona Center on Aging. My work focuses on epidemiological research investigating the impact of early life exposures on lung function trajectory into adulthood in the Tucson Children’s Respiratory Study (CRS) cohort. I also conduct patient-centered research projects examining the impact of aging, frailty, and sarcopenia on COPD management. I am also a principal investigator for several industry-sponsored trials of COPD pharmacologic therapy and a co-investigator for the American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Center. My studies have many opportunities for participation by residents and fellows and I am strongly committed to providing a unique and exciting training environment.

Release Date: 
03/15/2016 - 5:00pm