Factors Influencing Pediatric Asthma
- Principal Investigator:
Asthma is complex and affected by many environmental and psychosocial factors. Asthma and mortality from asthma are highly prevalent in minority and disadvantaged groups, and we don't fully understand why. This project will study pediatric asthma and will include a broad range of factors: genetics, immunity, environmental exposures, education, economic resources, access to and use of medical care, and perceived quality of life. In addition, half of the cases will receive intensive asthma-related education.