Areas of Research

Our division investigates a range of serious diseases and conditions; we have made significant contributions to research on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), health care associated pneumonia, respiratory muscle function and sleep apnea. 

Our faculty members and fellows are engaged in innovative translational, clinical and basic research in many areas of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. In our translational and basic work, we place emphasis on understanding disease processes in humans. Our clinical research covers everything from database and observational research to phase I-IV interventional studies.

Ali El Solh, MD, MPH

  • Health care associated pneumonia
  • Morbid obesity in the intensive care unit
  • Sleep disordered breathing in cardiovascular disease

Francois Fadell, MD

  • COVID-19 Management
  • Critical Care Outcomes
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Nodules
  • Medical Education
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Quality Improvement
  • Sepsis
  • Smoking Cessation

Carla Frederick, MD

  • New therapeutics in cystic fibrosis

William Gibbons, MD, FCCP

  • Pulmonary hypertension

Philippe Jaoude, MD

  • Insomnia
  • Overlap Syndrome
  • Pneumonia
  • PTSD and sleep disorders
  • Sleep disordered breathing in cardiovascular disease

M. Jeffery Mador, MD

  • Assessment of respiratory muscle function
  • Clinical implications of sleep apnea
  • New therapeutics in COPD
  • Outcomes of pulmonary rehabilitation

Archana Mishra, MD, MS, FACP, FCCP

  • Identification and Prevention of Burnout

Karin Provost, DO, PhD

  • Characterization of alveolar macrophages
  • Host immunity in COPD

Sanjay Sethi, MD

  • Bacterial infection in COPD
  • Epidemiology and clinical implications of antimicrobial resistance
  • Innate lung defense in COPD
  • New therapeutics in COPD