Rebecca L. Heise, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S. Chemical Engineering, B.S. Biomedical and Health Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University | Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Heise studies pulmonary mechanotransduction, including lung injury and pulmonary regenerative medicine

Lung injury Pulmonary regenerative medicine Mechanobiology Tissue Engineering Smooth muscle cell signaling

Abbas Shahmohammadi

Assistant Professor/M.D. · University of Florida

Dr. Abbas Shahmohammadi specializes in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.

Advanced Lung Failure ARDS COVID-19 ECMO/ECLS Lung Transplantation

Sam Cykert, M.D.

Professor of Medicine & Clinician and Researcher, Associate Director of Medical Education for NC AHEC Program, & Clinical Director of the NC Regional Extension Center for Health Information Technology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Cykert's research career has an emphasis on access to care, resolution of health disparities, and primary care practice improvement

Access to Care Resolution of Health Disparities Primary Care Practice Improvement Racial Disparities in Primary Care Lung Cancer

Richard Boucher, M.D.

Kenan Professor of Medicine & Director, Marsico Lung Institute · UNC at Chapel Hill

Richard C. Boucher, MD is an expert in cystic fibrosis, asthma, airway diseases.

Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Diseases Gene Therapy Respiratory Mucosa

Timothy J. Williamson

Assistant Professor of Psychological Science · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Mindfulness Stress and Coping Psychosocial Oncology Clinical Psychology Health Psychology

Sina Rabbany

Dean, The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science; Professor of Engineering · Hofstra University

Sina Rabbany specializes in biosensors, cardiovascular dynamics, and cellular biomechanics

Cellular and Tissue Engineering Biomedical Engineering Bioengineering Biomechanics Stem Cell Biology

Mario Perez, M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine · University of Connecticut

Clinical Interest: The use and implementation of protocols in the management of patient in the intensive care unit.

Public Health Otolaryngology Pulmonary and Critical Care Categorical Internal Medicine Medicine

Chengguo Xing

Professor/Associate Chair · University of Florida

Chengguo Xing's research has the long-term goal of developing solutions towards effectively managing human diseases.

Tobacco Use and Cessation Lung Cancer Risk Kava Lung Cancer Prevention

James Dahlman

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

James Dahlman uses molecular biology to rationally design the genetic drugs he delivers.

Vascular and Immunoengineering DNA Barcoded Nanoparticles Drug Delivery CRISPR Gene Editing

Michelle Lobchuk

Associate Professor · Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Nursing, University of Manitoba

Empathic understanding of our partners in care - Family Carers in Canada

Empathy Perceptual understanding Video-feedback Caregiving Family Caregiving

Robert Quinn

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry · Michigan State University

Robert Quinn's current research is on how the human microbiome is a consortium of microorganisms living on and in our bodies.

Bile Acid Metabolomics Microorganisms Microbiology Environmental and Evolutionary Biology

Morag Farquhar

Professor of Palliative Care Research · University of East Anglia

She works in the research field of supportive and palliative care for patients and informal carers living with life-limiting conditions.

Breathlessness Person-Centred Care Support Needs Health Research Informal Carers

Lawrence B. Marks, M.D.

Sidney K. Simon Distinguished Professor of Oncology Research and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor Marks studies radiation-induced injury to the lungs and heart

Oncology Clinical Research Radiation-Induced Normal Tissue Reactions Radiation-Induced Injury to the Lung and Heart Three-Dimensional Radiation Treatment

Dawn Bowdish

Associate Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine · McMaster University

Understanding why changes in immunity that occur with age and how this predisposes us to infection and chronic inflammatory diseases.

Immunology Microbiome Immunosenescence Aging Immune System Pneumonia

Gregg Fields, Ph.D.

Executive Director · Florida Atlantic University

Gregg Fields uses chemistry to answer biological questions, many of which assist in the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases.

Extracellular Matrix Biochemistry Matrix Metalloproteinase Collagen Drug Discovery Protein Biochemistry

Ramzi Salloum

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Ramzi Salloum works in health services research across diverse health systems and policy settings, with a focus on evidence-based programs.

Global Health Implementation Science Tobacco Control

Jim Mendez, PhD

Assistant Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Jim Mendez, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC is an expert in lung disease and transplantation, pharmacology, and clinical ethics

Nurse Practitioner Practice Opioid Addiction & Recovery Lung Transplantation Pharmacology Psychological Predictors of Health Outcomes

Andrew Noymer

Associate Professor of Public Health · UC Irvine

Andrew Noymer is an epidemiologist and demographer with an expertise in pandemics and post-pandemic social recovery.

Mathematical Sociology 1918 Influenza Pandemic Pandemic response Health and Mortality Demography

Ali Ataya

M.D./Associate Professor · University of Florida

Dr. Ali Ataya's focus is on helping patients with rare lung diseases.

ICU Ventilator Weaning Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis Rare Lung Diseases Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Santanu Datta

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Santanu Datta's current research is focused in the areas of lung cancer screening, smoking cessation and adolescent vaping.

shared decision making for lung cancer screening Smoking Cessation Interventions Health Economics Vaping tax policy