Volunteer Spotlight: Megan Sandel, M.D.

American Lung Association celebrates volunteer appreciation week

Waltham, MA (April 20, 2012)

Megan Sandel, M.D.The week of April 15th, 2012 is recognized as National Volunteer Week. The American Lung Association celebrates their beloved volunteers year-round, but recognizes truly exceptional volunteers on this occasion.

Megan Sandel, M.D. has been involved with the American Lung Association for a number of years. “Dr. Sandel has been a leader in reducing the burden of asthma in Massachusetts for many years.  She travels the nation speaking on the topic, yet she makes time to be a spokesperson for the Massachusetts Healthy Air Campaign on a regular basis,” said Jeff Seyler, President & CEO for the American Lung Association of the Northeast.

Dr. Sandel is an associate professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Boston University School of Public Health, who is well versed in the negative impact of air pollution on health, particularly as it affects the many children with asthma she treats. The Lung Association often calls upon her when a physician is needed to speak at press conferences, because she speaks about the topic in easy to understand language and with great compassion.

Dr. Sandel partnered with the Lung Association to implement the state’s asthma plan through the Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership (MAAP). Not only does Dr. Sandel bring her vast knowledge and experience to the table, she also brings a true passion for the cause and the mission of the American Lung Association.

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