Stefano Guerra, MD, PhD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, UA Department of Medicine
  • The Henry E. Dahlberg Chair in Asthma Research, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
  • Director, Epidemiology Unit, UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
  • Professor, UA Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
  • Professor, UA BIO5 Institute

Stefano Guerra, MD, PhD, MPH, is a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department at the UArizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, director of the Population Science Unit at the Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, and a leading expert in the natural history and biomarkers of obstructive lung diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He also is a member of the UArizona BIO5 Institute.

As principal investigator, he is engaged in the leadership and coordination of multiple studies that use bio-specimens and phenotypic information from independent epidemiological cohorts to characterize the natural history, profile the risk factors, and identify novel biomarkers of lung diseases. 

Dr. Guerra's work includes an epidemiologic study, which used a household-based approach to assess prevalence and longitudinal changes in respiratory health. Other biomarker projects include a study on molecular biomarkers of asthma and COPD from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey. 

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Melén, E., G. H. Koppelman, and S. Guerra, "On Genetics, Lung Developmental Biology, and Adult Lung Function.", Am J Respir Crit Care Med, vol. 202, issue 6, pp. 791-793, 2020 09 15. PMCID: PMC7491403  PMID: 32634025
Guerra, S., E. Lombardi, D. A. Stern, D. L. Sherrill, D. Gilbertson-Dahdal, C. M. Wheatley-Guy, E. M. Snyder, A. L. Wright, F. D. Martinez, and W. J. Morgan, "Fetal Origins of Asthma: A Longitudinal Study from Birth to Age 36 Years.", Am J Respir Crit Care Med, vol. 202, issue 12, pp. 1646-1655, 2020 12 15. PMCID: PMC7737573  PMID: 32649838
Johnson, M. D., U. S. Younis, S. V. Menghani, K. J. Addison, M. Whalen, A. L. Pilon, A. E. Cress, F. Polverino, C. Romanoski, M. Kraft, et al., "CC16 Binding to α4β1 Integrin (VLA-4) Protects Against Infection.", Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2020 Dec 16. PMID: 33326355
Guerra, S., and F. D. Martinez, "The Complex Beginnings of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.", Am J Respir Crit Care Med, vol. 201, issue 6, pp. 641-642, 2020 03 15. PMCID: PMC7068834  PMID: 31899658


Guerra, S., M. M. Vasquez, P. Bojang, I. N. Ramos, D. L. Sherrill, F. D. Martinez, M. Halonen, and K. S. Ramos, "Serum levels of L1-ORF1p and airflow limitation.", ERJ Open Res, vol. 5, issue 4, 2019 Oct. PMCID: PMC6876133  PMID: 31777752