Our Research

Our quest to find cures and new and improved treatments for lung disease uses a multi-faceted approach to discovery.  The American Lung Association Nationwide Research efforts are composed of three programs: the Awards and Grants Program, the Airways Clinical Research Centers Network (ACRC) and the Epidemiology and Statistics Program.

Learn more about our Research Guidelines here.

Research Milestones

People from every walk of life are living healthier, more active lives – thanks to the medical breakthroughs pioneered by American Lung Association researchers and their colleagues worldwide. Since 1915, our researchers have made significant contributions/milestones in the fight against lung disease by revolutionizing treatment and unlocking secrets of the body’s immune systems. » More

Awards & Grants

The goal of the American Lung Association Awards and Grants Program is to fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers to gain long-term commitment to lung disease research. » More

Airways Clinical Research Centers

The American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network, formerly known as the Asthma Clinical Research Centers is the nation’s largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to asthma and COPD treatment research, attracting some of the best investigators worldwide. » More

Epidemiology & Statistics

Data-rich reports that contain tables and figures and desribe lung disease prevalence, incidence, hospitalization and mortality, cigarette smoking, and other issues related to lung health. » More