Prenatal Programming of Neonatal Asthma Susceptibility


Principal Investigator:
Lester Kobzik, Professor in the Department of Environmental Health


Dates of Research:
July 14, 2009 — March 31, 2012


This study examines prenatal asthma susceptibility through risk factors such as maternal asthma or environmental exposures to “”stressors”” such as air pollution particles, second hand smoke, and allergens. This study aims to help identify how multiple environmental exposures of pregnant mothers may cause asthma risk and seeks to provide targets for public health and therapeutic interventions.