The primary research areas of the Woods Lab include pulmonary understanding structure-function relationships in lung disease with a focus on cystic fibrosis and neonatal lung diseases via translational research and multi-site clinical trials.

The overall goal of this research is to improve outcomes for patients with lung disease through precise imaging and determination of regional structure-function relationships, using a combination of translational techniques and innovative methodologies.

We have pioneered 129Xe MRI in pediatrics and help lead the 129Xe MRI Clinical Trials Consortium. We also have begun to redefine bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) by imaging-phenotypes, which show a direct relationship to outcomes.