Asthma Research

The Mount Sinai Health System Asthma Program has a wide range of active research programs. The central focus of our clinical trials is to advance therapies for patients who have asthma that is not controlled using standard therapies.

In collaboration with research investigators throughout our Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, our pulmonology practitioners engage in a variety of multidisciplinary clinical, epidemiological, and translational research programs.

In particular, the following pulmonologists have been involved in several inpatient, outpatient, and physician studies. They are focused on assessing the self-management, treatment, and outcomes of inner-city asthmatics, assessing risk factors for asthma among World Trade Center responders, and examining asthma self-management in the elderly.

In a new initiative, investigators have collaborated with scientists from the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology and LifeMapp Inc. to develop a novel mobile health application that provides monitoring and educational tools for asthma patients using their smart phones.