Research Institute

Breathing new life into lung disease research.

The American Lung Association Research Institute

More than 34 million Americans live with lung disease. When combined with lung cancer and respiratory diseases like COVID-19 and influenza, lung disease is among the top causes of death by disease in America.

The American Lung Association Research Institute addresses this critical health challenge by increasing investments in lung disease research, empowering promising scientists, and expanding industry collaboration to accelerate discovery and innovation.

Latest Research Studies

Recent published research, studies, reports and editorials by American Lung Association Research Team.
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Funding Opportunities

Through the lens of scientific innovation and pioneering new ideas, the American Lung Association champions the next generation of lung health scientists to independence and beyond.
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Clinical Research

The American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network, is the nation's largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to asthma and COPD.
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The Four Components of the American Lung Association Research Institute:

About Our Research

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.
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Lung Health Cohort Study

The pioneering study will follow 4,000 young, healthy adults to paint a clearer picture of lung health and the factors involved in predicting and preventing lung disease.
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Trends in Lung Disease

The American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit monitors trends in lung disease and behavioral risk factors.
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Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are regulated research studies that seek better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat a disease. They answer specific questions about new interventions and measure their effectiveness and safety.
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Ready to Collaborate?

Let's partner to accelerate progress in lung health research.

State of the Air

How clean is the air in your community? How does it compare? How has it changed? Find out in our annual "State of the Air" report.

State of Lung Cancer

"State of Lung Cancer" is the American Lung Association's signature report that shows how the toll of lung cancer varies by state.

State of Tobacco Control

"State of Tobacco Control" report evaluates states and the federal government on the proven-effective tobacco control laws and policies necessary to save lives.

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