Research & Reports

We invest in reliable data, science and research.

Airways Clinical Research Centers

The American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network conducts large clinical trials that directly impact patient care for COPD and asthma.

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Research Awards

Our Awards and Grants program funds the best and brightest scientific minds aimed at creating a world free from lung disease.

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Signature Reports

We evaluate scientific data on air quality, tobacco and lung cancer to inform the public, drive positive policy change and improve public health.

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For more than a century, the American Lung Association has advanced medical and scientific research to improve the quality of life for lung disease patients and their families through our groundbreaking research and our highly anticipated signature reports.

Research News

Recent published research, studies, reports and editorials by American Lung Association Research Team.
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Signature Reports

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.
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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.
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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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COVID-19 Action Initiative

Research is a cornerstone of our $25M initiative to to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics.

Asthma Educator Institute
, | Jul 11, 2022
Learn to Understand and Manage Severe Asthma
, | Feb 15, 2023