Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Center research has focused on understanding disparities in asthma and improving adherence to needed medications. Specific studies include:
- The Asthma in Families Facing Out-of-pocket Requirements with Deductibles (AFFORD) project, a PCORI-funded study that is evaluating the impact of high-deductible health plans and preventive drug lists on medication use and clinical outcomes for adults and children with asthma
- The Population-Based Effectiveness in Asthma and Lung Diseases (PEAL) Network, an AHRQ (R01) funded six-center collaborative that conducts comparative effectiveness and aherence research. The network is designed to support future work in pharmacogenetics and delivery science.
- The PGPop study, funded by an NIGMS grant, which aims to identify large groups of real-world patients with known drug exposures and outcomes for pharmacogenomic study in a clinical setting. Dr. Ann Wu led a sub-project on asthma and inhaled steroids.
- An AHRQ-funded study with the goal of addressing the comparative effectiveness and safety concerns of combined long-acting beta agonist (LABA) and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) therapy for asthma, and to understand the profile of those who experience adverse events as well as those who benefit most from the combination therapy.
- A study funded by NHLBI that aimed to determine the genetic basis for differences observed in patient responses to various asthma treatments.
Related News and Recent Publications
- Galbraith AA, Fung V, Li l, Butler MG, Nordin J, Hsu J, Smith D, Vollmer WM, Lieu TA, Soumerai SB, Wu AC. Impact of co-payment changes on children’s albuterol inhaler use and costs after the Clean Air Act chlorofluorocarbon ban. Health Services Research. 2018;53(1):156-74. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12615. [Epub 2016 Nov 20]
- Trivedi M, Fung V, Kharbanda EO, et al. Racial disparities in family-provider interactions for pediatric asthma care. Journal of Asthma. 2017:1-6.
- Wu AC, Li L, Fung V, et al. Mismatching Among Guidelines, Providers, and Parents on Controller Medication Use in Children with Asthma. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2016/09/01/ 2016;4(5):910-916.
- Holder-Niles F, Haynes L, D’Couto H, et al. Coordinated Asthma Program Improves Asthma Outcomes in High-Risk Children. Clinical pediatrics. 2017/09/01 2017;56(10):934-941.
- Kelly RS, Dahlin A, McGeachie MJ, et al. Asthma Metabolomics and the Potential for Integrative Omics in Research and the Clinic. CHEST.151(2):262-277.
- Wu AC, Gay C, Rett MD, Stout N, Weiss ST, Fuhlbrigge AL. Pharmacogenomic test that predicts response to inhaled corticosteroids in adults with asthma likely to be cost-saving. Pharmacogenomics. 2015;16(6):591-600.
- Wu AC, Butler MG, Li L, Fung V, Kharbanda EO, Larkin EK, Vollmer WM, Miroshnik I, Davis RL, Lieu TA, Soumerai SB. Primary adherence to controller medications for asthma is poor. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Feb;12(2):161-6.