The AP thematic area elucidates the link between environmental exposures and lung disease to improve lung health. The Thematic Area is led by Sharon McGrath-Morrow, MBA, MD (Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). The AP team leverages nationally recognized faculty in exposure assessment, lung biology and pathophysiology, patient-oriented research and community engagement to reduce the burden of lung disease in our area and draws on the expertise in the Penn Center for Pulmonary Biology (PCPB) and The Harron Lung Center for advanced outpatient clinical care. The initial focus is on exposure to priority air pollutants, interstitial lung disease and asthma but can be expanded to other areas. The AP team works with the Community Engagement Core to decrease exposure to air pollution by outreach to day-care facilities in Philadelphia and by working with Air Management services to map releases of VOC’s and particulates.
Air Pollution & Lung Health
Research Interest: Genetic, Molecular, and Immunologic Origins of Allergy and Obesity
Research Interest: Gene-environment Interactions in Pediatric Asthma
Research Interest: Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Effect of Environmental Exposures and Outcomes
Sharon McGrath-Morrow, MBA, MD (Leader)
Research Interest: Effect of Indoor Fine Particulate Matter Exposure on Respiratory Health Outcomes in Premature Infants