Our proprietary Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network is a jewel in the crown of the American Lung Association research program. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit network of clinical centers dedicated to asthma and COPD research, it includes an impressive bandwidth of experts working together to produce results directly affecting patient care. The ACRC Network positively impacts patients through large patient-focused clinical trials led by some of the best investigators nationwide.
Our Centers and Investigators
Our ACRC Network continues to grow to meet the country’s clinical needs. It now stands stronger than ever with 34 sites across the nation, plus a data coordinating center managed by a team at Johns Hopkins University. See where our centers are located and meet our principal investigators.
ACRC Clinical Trials
The ACRC conducts large clinical trials to provide vital information about treatment for people with asthma and COPD. Learn about clinical trials that are currently recruiting participants as well as outcomes from completed studies.
Patient Advisory Groups
The American Lung Association Patient Advisory Groups were established in 2017 to incorporate the patient and caregiver perspective into our diverse education, advocacy and research initiatives. The advisors work closely with our ACRC Network to help guide current and future studies based on patient priorities, as well as provide input into research design.
Page last updated: September 29, 2023