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In collaboration with cardiologists, pulmonary medicine and critical care physicians, radiologists, medical physicists, surgeons, and pediatricians, we are advancing knowledge of cardiopulmonary disease progression by enrolling volunteers in retrospective and prospective studies that use advanced imaging and measurement technologies as well as sophisticated data analysis. We frequently used exercise or inhaled gasses to explore the response of the cardiopulmonary system to acute stress. In our current clinical research studies, we are studying the impact of preterm birth, pulmonary arterial hypertension, pulmonary venous hypertension, and left heart failure on cardiopulmonary structure and function.

In collaboration with social psychologists, we are also performing clinical research studies to understand the ways in which structural racism and discrimination contribute to hypertension and heart failure in Black Americans.