MeiLan K. Han, M.D.

MeiLan K. Han, M.D.

Scientific Advisory Committee, ACRC Principal Investigator, National Spokesperson

Chief, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care at the University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise:
COPD, interstitial lung disease, lung transplant and women's respiratory health

MeiLan K. Han, M.D., MS, is professor of internal medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System and director of the Michigan Airways Program.

After graduating from the University of Washington School of Medicine, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Michigan. Dr. Han has also completed a Master's of Science degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She belongs to numerous professional societies including the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society. She is also an associate editor for the journal American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and serves on the editorial boards for several journals including Thorax and Lancet Respiratory Medicine. She also serves as a Scientific Advisory Committee member to the COPD Foundation and the American Lung Association.

Dr. Han's research interests include defining disease phenotypes in COPD in particular through radiologic characterization of disease. She is also the Principal Investigator at the University of Michigan for the COPDGene study as well as SPIROMICS, two large National Heart Lung and Blood Institute funded COPD cohort studies as well as the American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network. She also serves on the Global Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) science committee that develops internationally recognized management strategies for COPD.

In addition to the primary areas of expertise listed above, Dr. Han also has expertise in the health effects of air pollution, harms of tobacco use, e-cigarettes, youth smoking rates, secondhand smoke exposure, older Americans and lung health, bronchiectasis, vaccination, influenza and pneumonia.

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