The Centre for Lung Health aims to prevent the development of lung disease among the general population, and earlier detect and treat respiratory illness more effectively. The Centre's cutting-edge techniques span the spectrum from basic to applied techniques, in order to most effectively and innovatively link respiratory research to clinical practice. Researchers focus on integrating perspectives on prevention, clinical care, research and training in respiratory health, all fundamentally driven and informed by the needs of individuals and communities at risk, as well as those already diagnosed.
The Centre’s endeavours are rooted in partnership with patients, their care providers and others concerned about lung diseases and their impact. The areas of research focus include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, sleep-disordered breathing, environmental and occupational lung disease and tuberculosis, all of which are illuminated by investigating population-based outcomes and including a focus on health literacy, as it impacts outcomes across the treatment spectrum. Investigators commit to integrated knowledge mobilization and proactively work with community groups, government, industry, not-for-profit agencies and professional associations to ensure the research is relevant and impactful.
Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, sleep-disordered breathing, environmental and occupational lung disease, tuberculosis