The BREATHE Center, formed in the 1990s, is made up of a team of scientists, physicians, and community members dedicated to improving the health and lives of those living with respiratory diseases. One of our main areas of focus is finding ways to improve the health of patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To do this, we partner with patients, communities, and other universities across the nation to define risk factors for worse lung health, including but not limited to air pollution, poor diet, inactivity, barriers to adherence to medication, tobacco use and health disparities. As we discover factors that contribute to health outcomes, we test strategies to change the course of disease, and share this information with clinicians and policy-makers to improve local and national health. We are grateful to our participants who make this progress possible.
Interested in Participating in COPD Research Studies?