Current Pulmonary Fellow Research Projects

Rob Smyth: Developing a lung cancer nasal gene expression classifier in patients with indeterminate pulmonary nodules.

Shelsey Johnson: Exploring Phenotypes of Veterans with Group 3 Pulmonary Hypertension prescribed pulmonary vasodilators to further identify potential responders to therapy using RHC and PFT data

Practice Patterns and Outcomes of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Global Perspective

Mallory LeSieur: Analysis of the mechanical ventilator practices during COVID-19 pandemic

Erin Crossey: Studying the mechanisms and role for an expanded lymphatic system in the immune response to viral pneumonia in a mouse model

DJ Wallman: Developing a human in vitro airway model to study epithelial-mesenchymal interactions in homeostasis and disease

Matt Spring: The impact of venous thromboembolism on echocardiographic function in patients with sickle cell disease

Anat Kohn:  Developing a murine targeted airway injury model followed by salvage therapy with autologous iPSC-derived airway cells

Divya Shankar:  Practice pattern variation in the care of patients with interstitial pulmonary fibrosis admitted to the ICU

Ruchika Sangani:  Genetic epidemiology studies examining the causal effects of specific SNPs and biomarkers in patients with evidence of interstitial lung abnormalities

Chris Kearney:  Practice pattern variations for the management of triglycerides in critically ill patients sedated with propofol

Jingzhou Zhang: Polygenic risk for lung function and finding of under- and mis-diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Aaron Dobie:  Lung regeneration biology using the Axolotl salamander, Ambystoma mexicanum, as a model of regenerative species

Jennifer Maccarone: Assessment of the association between fine particulate matter exposure and disease in deployed veterans

Jeff Sellman: Determination of lung pathology sub-phenotypes in fatal pneumonia

Brandon Pang: Practice patterns and outcomes regarding early testing for sepsis-associated DIC between hospitals

Lauren Kearney: Evaluating how barriers to understanding of lung cancer screening affect provider-patient communication and shared decision making