The University of Arizona

Lynn B. Gerald, PhD, MSPH

Canyon Endowed Chair
Professor in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, College of Public Health, at the University of Arizona
Associate Director of Clinical and Health Outcomes Science for the Arizona Respiratory Center
Scientist, Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion

Biography: 

Dr. Gerald is Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, College of Public Health, at the University of Arizona and Director of Clinical and Health Outcomes Science for the Arizona Respiratory Center.  She is a nationally known expert in the area of school based asthma including implementation of asthma management programs, school based asthma case detection, and internet based asthma monitoring. She has extensive experience in the areas of clinical, behavioral and epidemiological research in respiratory medicine, including asthma, COPD, and tuberculosis.

Dr. Gerald has held several positions in the American Thoracic Society including serving on the Board of Directors, serving as Chair of the Behavioral Science and Health Services Research Assembly and she currently serves on the Research Advocacy Committee and as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee.  Dr. Gerald is a member of the Clinical Trials Review Standing Study Section for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.  She currently serves as PI of the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center at the University of Arizona, PI of a HRSA Maternal and Child Health Training Grant, and PI of a NIH funded R18 that will examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a school based asthma program.   

Dr. Gerald is actively involved in teaching graduate students, fellows and junior faculty and teaches a grant writing course through the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She has also served on many thesis and dissertation committees and mentored many graduate students, fellows, and junior faculty in the development of research programs.  

Research: 

She is a nationally known expert in the area of school based asthma including implementation of asthma management programs, school based asthma case detection, and internet based asthma monitoring. She also has extensive experience in the areas of clinical, behavioral and epidemiological research in asthma, COPD, and tuberculosis. Dr. Gerald is actively involved in professional and community education related to asthma and has served on many national and local boards including the American Thoracic Society Board of Directors and the American Lung Association of Southern Arizona Board of Directors. She currently serves as PI of the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center at the University of Arizona.



Research Specialties: 
Asthma