The Bronner Murrison Lab aims to improve the health of children through research to advance our understanding of how environmental exposures impact disease risk. Using epidemiologic approaches to identify genetic, infectious, environmental and molecular biomarkers of childhood asthma and allergic disease, this research seeks to promote the reduction and prevention of harmful environmental exposures to improve health outcomes. Current research interests include:

  • Genetic, infectious, environmental and molecular interactions and contributions to pediatric asthma and allergic disease
  • Development of diagnostic and prediction algorithms to identify children as risk of development or progression to asthma
  • Impact of disparities in environmental exposures and development of asthma among diverse and vulnerable populations
  • Burden of asthma in children after a natural disaster and association with known risk factors
  • Interventions to reduce and prevent environmental exposures with a high public health impact on asthma morbidity and mortality