We are steadfast in our efforts to provide exceptional patient care, state- of -the- art testing and research that will impact lives. The Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center is turning your breath into research so that we can not only better your health, but make a significant positive impact on respiratory illnesses as we know them.

Recent News

Attacking Asthma: 50 Years of Life-changing Discovery

The Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center has revolutionized our scientific understanding of asthma and other respiratory diseases. Nearly 340 million people globally and 25 million Americans – 7.7% of adults and 8.4% of children – suffer from asthma. And while there’s no cure, five decades of leading-edge research at the University of Arizona Health Sciences has helped advance scientific understanding of this respiratory illness and the therapies developed to address it.

U.S.-Mexico Asthma Study Examines Hygiene Hypothesis Amid Pandemic

Researchers are taking a three-pronged approach to analyze asthma in children in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona – even before they’re born. A cross-border investigation of children’s susceptibility to asthma and other childhood illnesses in the United States and Mexico is the focus of a new study led by researchers in the Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.

Impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on treatment adherence and sleep duration in patients with obstructive sleep apnea treated with positive airway pressure

The study objective was to examine the effect of COVID-19 on treatment adherence and self-reported sleep duration among patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) treated with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy.

Recent Publications

Mashaqi S, Mansour HM, Alameddin H, et al. "Matrix metalloproteinase-9 as a messenger in the crosstalk between obstructive sleep apnea and comorbid systemic hypertension, cardiac remodeling, and ischemic stroke: a literature review." J Clin Sleep Med. 2020.

Polverino F, Stern DA, Ruocco G, et al. "Comorbidities, Cardiovascular Therapies, and COVID-19 Mortality: A Nationwide, Italian Observational Study (ItaliCO)." Front Cardiovasc Med. 2020;7:585866. PMCID: PMC7583635 

Guerra S, Lombardi E, Stern DA, et al. "Fetal Origins of Asthma: A Longitudinal Study from Birth to Age 36 Years." Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med.. 2020. PMID: 32649838