Research

Our faculty, fellows and students are involved in a wide variety of basic science research in labs, and clinical trials funded by the NIH, non-profit foundations, and industry. Our faculty have labs on the Marquam hill campus of OHSU, and at Portland VA Medical Center. We collaborate with other hospitals in the area, and researchers across the country and around the world. We are justifiably proud of our research programs. Areas of active laboratory and/or clinical research include:

  • Acute lung injury
  • Allergic responses in the airways
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency 
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis 
  • Cannabinoid neural signaling
  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Environmental pollutants' effects on the lungs
  • Healthcare disparities 
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis 
  • Improving electronic health record use in ICUs
  • Lung cancer
  • Nitric oxide physiology in the lungs and upper airway
  • Outcomes in the critically ill
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension 
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus 
  • Sepsis 
  • Surfactant biophysics
  • Tuberculosis immunology and vaccine development
  • Viral infections of the lungs