Lung Health Cohort Study: Making History
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.
Little is currently known about the evolution of lung disease and how a young, healthy adult's lung function changes over time. Made possible by a grant from the National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, this is the first-ever longitudinal lung health study following 4,000 healthy individuals between the ages of 25 and 35. It aims to unlock the mysteries of preventing lung disease to ultimately stop it in its tracks.
Hear from the principal investigator, Dr. Ravi Kalhan, about the study's vision and purpose.
"Our aim is to intercept chronic lung disease before it becomes clinically apparent and we think that millennials are the generation to focus in on." — Dr. Ravi Kalhan
Participating Research Institutions
Many thanks to our supporting institutions from coast to coast. These sites are part of the American Lung Association's Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network, the nation's largest not-for-profit network of clinical centers dedicated to asthma and COPD research, as well as additional collaborators at leading research institutions.
The American Lung Association (ALA) Lung Health Cohort
This research has been approved by the Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Sugar