Lung Function and Asthma Severity in African Americans

What we are studying

This study examines overall health and lung health in African Americans for up to three years. In this study, we look at breathing tests, inflammation in blood and exhaled breath, medication use and other conditions related to asthma over time.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • African American
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18 - 70

Eligibility Criteria

  • Diagnosed with asthma
  • Non-Smoker or not a current smoker

What is involved

  • Seven clinic visits and at least 12 phone or mail contacts over a period of up to 3 years
  • Questionnaires
  • Breathing tests
  • Blood samples
  • Urine pregnancy tests for female participants
  • Physical examinations
  • Allergy skin testing
  • Sputum samples


Participants are paid after each study visit. Those who complete all study visits will be paid between $435 and $455.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Regina Smith

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