ACRC Researchers

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ACRC researchers have a wealth of expertise in many facets of asthma and lung disease. Through the collaboration of these dedicated scientists, the ACRC network will continue to answer questions that will help people with asthma breathe easier.  We have featured five ACRC researchers below.  Read their stories and learn about their dedication to asthma research. 

  • Nicola Hanania, M.D. Nicola Hanania, MD
    Principal Investigator

    Dr. Hanania, Principal Investigator of the ACRC at Baylor College of Medicine, has been studying how the environment affects asthma control. He is co-investigator of a study that is looking at the effects of indoor and outdoor air pollution on asthma in middle school children. » More

  • John Lima, Pharm.D. John Lima

    American Lung Association researcher and pharmacologist John Lima, is examining the relationship among individuals' genetic differences, and how the body responds to those medications. This pharmacogenetic research will have far-reaching implications for treating specific diseases. » More

  • Lewis Smith, M.D. Lewis Smith, MD
    Principal Investigator

    Lewis Smith, M.D., knows what it’s like to be on the front lines of asthma research. He conducted some of the earliest studies of the newest class of asthma drugs, known as leukotriene modifiers. » More

  • Adam Wanner, M.D. Adam Wanner, M.D.
    Principal Investigator

    Dr. Wanner, Principal Investigator for the ACRC at the University of Miami/University of South Florida, has developed animal models to conduct his studies, which also have focused on the effects of common asthma drugs on mucus clearance and bronchial circulation. » More