The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, and funding research is how we get there. For over a century, the American Lung Association has funded thousands of critical lung disease research projects. These projects include examining the cause and prevention of lung diseases like tuberculosis, asthma, COPD and lung cancer, as well as how to manage and eradicate lung disease.
Since 2000 we have invested over $186 million in research funding to directly impact patient care and find cures, and we will continue to invest in research until we achieve a world free of lung disease.
"The way in which we have the healthcare of tomorrow is to do research today. We need to tackle those major problems that seem intractable, but will be mitigated by discoveries that we make today. There’s no way to do this research without funding, and the vision that our American Lung Association supporters have to bring together a workforce to tackle these major problems is crucial. There can be no more important work."
—Steven Dubinett, M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, and Professor of Medicine, UCLA
Page last updated: February 12, 2021