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: 

Kenneth S. Knox, MD

Division Chief, Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Immunobiology
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine
Murray and Clara Walker Memorial Endowed Research Chair

Biography: 

Dr. Knox is known nationally for his research and clinical expertise in sarcoidosis, fungal diagnostics, and immunologic lung disease. His nationally funded research utilizes bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL, a “lung wash” done through an endoscope) to study the mucosal lymphocyte response to a variety of infectious and inflammatory diseases including the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), endemic fungal pathogens and rheumatologic lung disease.

Dr. Knox joined the UA College of Medicine in 2008. He served as chief of medicine for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson, where he was instrumental in the transition to a closed staffing model in the intensive care unit. He is board-certified in pulmonary, sleep and critical care medicine.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Knox graduated cum laude with B.A. in Microbiology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He obtained his medical degree and residency training in Internal Medicine at Ohio State University. He completed a fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine at Indiana University in Indianapolis, where he also served as educational director and director of the immunologic lung disease program.

Affliations: 
American Thoracic Society (ATS)
American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
The ATS Project Committee: Statement on complications of biologics
American Thoracic Society MTPI Assembly Programming Committee

Research: 

Dr. Knox and his research lab focuses on using bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) for immunodiagnostics and lung immunity. He employs BAL in human subject cohorts to study mucosal immunity in a clinically relevant context. He has been funded to perform longitudinal translational studies, correlating immunological findings and the lung microbiome with clinical disease in HIV.

Dr. Knox and his research team aim to understand the causes of HIV-associated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary hypertension, and immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS). People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – the virus that causes AIDS – commonly develop lung disease. Dr. Knox and his team are studying the role of pulmonary inflammation in the development of HIV-related lung diseases funded by a collaborative U01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Dr. Knox is building a patient registry in regards to people with respiratory-related diseases, to better understand lung disease and to improve care of those afflicted. This patient registry will include people with respiratory-related diseases cared for by the providers at the University of Arizona. The registry will be used to describe the types of people treated for lung disease at the University of Arizona clinics and to identify those who may be eligible to participate in future studies.



Kenneth S. Knox, MD

Division Chief, Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine and Immunobiology

Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine

Murray and Clara Walker Memorial Endowed Research Chair

test2

Test1

Faculty

Pages

Subscribe to Arizona Respiratory Center RSS

Fatal error: Class 'FeedsHTTPCache' not found in /home/arcadmin/public_html/sites/all/modules/feeds/feeds.module on line 82