Omar Ibrahim, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine · University of Connecticut

Dr. Ibrahim's clinical interests include lung cancer, pleural disease, and complex airway disease.

Lung Disease Interventional Pulmonary Pulmonary Training Lung Cancer

Rebecca L. Heise, Ph.D.

Inez A. Caudill, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair, 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

Heather Bittner Fagan, M.D., MPH, FAFFP

Associate Vice Chair of Research and Faculty with ChristianaCare's Department of Family and Community Medicine · ChristianaCare

Dr. Heather Bittner Fagan is a practicing physician, faculty member and researcher in Family & Community Medicine at ChristianaCare.

Family Medicine

Sina Rabbany

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Professor of Engineering · Hofstra University

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, The Jean Nerken Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Professor of Engineering

Cellular and Tissue Engineering Biomedical Engineering Bioengineering Biomechanics Stem Cell Biology

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

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

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

Mehdi Mirsaeidi

Chief/Professor/M.D. · University of Florida

Dr. Mehdi Mirsaeidi is an expert in sarcoidosis, ILD, and pulmonary infections and is proficient in diagnosis, treatment, and research.

Copd Interstitial Lung Disease Sarcoidosis Pulmonary Infections

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

Dr Jill Johnson

Senior Lecturer, School of Biosciences · Aston University

Dr Johnson’s current research interests focus on the role of pericytes in chronic lung disease.

Allergic Asthma Pulmonary Fibrosis Pericytes Chronic Lung Disease Leukocyte Biology

Timothy J. Williamson

Assistant Professor of Psychology | Psychological Science · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Mindfulness Stress and Coping Psychosocial Oncology Clinical Psychology Health Psychology

Ramzi Salloum

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Dr. Ramzi Salloum’s research focuses on the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices, especially in cancer prevention.

Learning Health Systems Global Health Implementation Science Tobacco Control Cancer

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

Jim Mendez, PhD

Clinical Associate 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

Ali Ataya

M.D./Associate Professor · University of Florida

Dr. Ali Ataya is a critical care physician specializing in treating patients with pulmonary hypertension and 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

John Emberger, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, CPHQ

Director of Respiratory Care · ChristianaCare

John Emberger is the respiratory therapist and the critical care coordinator for ChristianaCare’s Respiratory Department.

Respiratory Care Critical Care Mechanical Ventilation

Paul Whelton, MD

Show Chwan Endowed Professor · Tulane University

Expert in high blood pressure, cardiovascular and renal diseases

Global Cardiovascular Health Hypertension Clinical Trials Policy Hypertension guidelines Prevention of Cardiovascular and Renal Disease