• Innovative Leader in Asthma Research

    Asthma Research at Cincinnati Children's

    The Division of Asthma Research aims to accelerate the bidirectional flow of knowledge between the clinical beside and research settings. We translate clinical challenges in asthma into well-designed research studies that integrate the collective expertise of individuals in the division and across Cincinnati Children's and take advantage of transdisciplinary approaches that span the use of human cohorts, animal models, in vitro and ex vivo models, and innovative methodologies.  We have brought together physician scientists, basic scientists, clinical researchers, epidemiologists, exposure experts, geneticists and epigeneticists who work together on many aspects of asthma research.

    Our Mission

    To improve the health of children with asthma through a combination of clinically relevant research designed to delineate the mechanisms underlying asthma and the biologic basis for individual variations in asthma presentation, treatment response, and outcome.


    Top-notched clinical care requires a top-notched research base is the basic principal that guides the Division of Asthma at Cincinnati Children’s.  The central goal is to contribute to new standards for clinical care through novel scientific discoveries and cutting edge research. We also strive to develop new treatment strategies and management paradigms based on research findings, which can be systematically evaluated in investigator initiated clinical trials and through our involvement in national networks.

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  • Asthma Center


    The Asthma Center is a leader in improving and providing comprehensive, preventative and personalized care to children and adolescents with asthma.

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  • Asthma Research

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  • Division Data Summary

    Research and Training Details

    Number of Faculty7
    Number of Joint Appointment Faculty2
    Number of Research Fellows4
    Number of Research Students12
    Number of Support Personnel22
    Direct Annual Grant Support$3,596,379
    Peer Reviewed Publications16

    Clinical Activities and Training

    Number of Clinical Staff1
  • Division of Asthma Accumulative Publications by Fiscal Year

  • Public Burden of Asthma

    • Asthma is the most common childhood chronic disease in Ohio.
    • Asthma was named a national epidemic by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

  • Smoking Cessation Clinic


    The Smoking Cessation Clinic is one of the first of its kind to be created in a children’s hospital. It is unique because it provides services and treatment of tobacco use and tobacco smoke exposure to both adults and children.

    Learn more about the Smoking Cessation Clinic