The BREATHE Center, formed in the 1990s as Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment (CCAUE) , was created in an effort to understand the air we breathe and its impact on lung health. Specifically, our physicians and scientists focused on our local community, engaging with the community to try and understand lung diseases that have origins in early life and often continue through adulthood, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our team continues to work to understand how we can make the air that we breathe safer and healthier! Throughout the history of our Center, come to be called the BREATHE Center in 2017, we have devoted to understanding how such lung health and lung diseases are impacted by the environment, from the air we breathe to the food we eat. Further, we have expanded in understanding such environmental impact beyond our local urban community, working in rural areas in the United States. Our work has been published extensively throughout the last three decades and has garnered national and international media attention. We welcome you to explore our published research and our physicians and scientists presence in the media. Finally, we take all measures to assure our work makes its way back to the community, the community that helps us identify what matters to them in regards to lung health. Together, with our team, our work, and our dedication to community engagement, the BREATHE Center aims to assure pulmonary medicine and science and research earns the public's trust.