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The BIDMC Institute for Lung Health is a multidisciplinary research and education program dedicated to the prevention of respiratory disease. The core mission of the Institute is to identify preventable causes of chronic lung disease, and to translate research findings into patient care and health policies that improve lung health.
A long-term goal of the Institute is to integrate research across other medical disciplines at BIDMC to improve the care of patients with lung disease.
Specific areas of investigation at the BIDMC Institute for Lung Health include:
Identification of risk factors for chronic lung diseases (including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary vascular disease)
Novel applications of chest CT imaging to evaluate abnormal lung health before symptoms develop.
A unique aspect of our Institute is our focus on translating research findings to policy and prevention.