In the era of large “team science,” the value and importance of collaboration cannot be overstated.
Collaboration is a natural and necessary component of our research. We have cultivated a team of researchers across the globe with expertise in social, environmental, and clinical epidemiology, genetics, statistical methods, asthma outcomes, pediatric and adult pulmonology, virology, and immunology. Together we will bridge the gaps among genetic, social, and environmental determinants of asthma health disparities.
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Distinguished Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, City University of New York
Race and ethnicity, socioeconomic position, and neighborhood effects as social determinants of health
José Rodríguez-Santana, MD, FAAP, FCCP
Centro de Neumología Pediátrica, Puerto Rico
|Rodríguez-Santana has over 30 years of experience practicing as a pediatric pulmonologist and intensive care physician. He is the CEO and Director of El Centro de Neumología Pediátrica (“El Centro”), which is part of the largest clinical network for the care of children with respiratory diseases in Puerto Rico.|
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, National Jewish Health
|Identifying genetic determinants and biomarkers of complex lung diseases, including asthma and pulmonary fibrosis|
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles
|Development of statistical and computational tools to understand the genetic basis of complex phenotypes from genetic and functional genomic data with a special focus on cancer, variation in cancer drug/treatment response, and cancer gene-environment interactions in admixed populations|
Maria Pino Yanes
Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
|Asthma, Genomics, Precision Medicine, Next-Generation Sequencing, Genetic Ancestry|
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
|Human Genetics, Medical Genetics, Population Genetics, Breast Cancer|
Additional faculty collaborations
Ryan Hernandez (UCSF), Carol Ober (Chicago), Kathleen Barnes (John’s Hopkins), Evan Eichler (University of Washington), Jim Gauderman (USC), Charles Rotimi (NIH/NHGRI), Mario Castro (Washington University), L. Keoki Williams (Henry Ford), Fernando Martinez (University of Arizona), Blanca Himes (University of Pennsylvania), Neil Trivedi (UCSF), Rajesh Kumar (Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago), Pedro Avila (Northwestern University), Stephanie London (NIEHS), Scott Weiss (Harvard), and Kathy Giacomini (UCSF). We have contributed our data to national and international consortia to study asthma, obesity, and eczema.
American Asthma Foundation (AAF)
We have made existing cohorts available to more than 27 American Asthma Foundation-sponsored investigators. The Asthma Genetics Core assists investigators with study design and provides genotyping and expertise with statistical genetic analyses.
Asthma Biobank-centered partnerships
The Asthma Biobank has facilitated research on asthma in minority populations by scores of laboratories around the world, including multiple Sandler Asthma Basic Research Center (SABRE)- and AAF-funded investigators, and by national and international consortia. Data obtained from the Asthma Biobank have allowed us to build multiple national and international collaborations. Since the Biobank received funding in 2008, we have collaborated with 67 individual investigators, and with two national and six international consortia. We also allow our databank to be used for replication of promising results from other investigative groups.
- EVE Asthma Consortium (sponsored by NHLBI)
- Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) (sponsored by NHLBI)
- The Center for Health And Risk in Minority Youth and Adults (CHARM) (sponsored by NIMHD)