About Our Team

Juan Carlos Celedón, MD, DrPH

Principal Investigator

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I am a pulmonologist and genetic epidemiologist committed to research, mentoring, and patient care. My research goals are to identify genetic factors and early-life environmental exposures that influence the development of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly in ethnic minorities.

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Erick Forno, MD, MPH

Site Co-Investigator

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Research Interests

  • Epidemiology and genetics of childhood asthma
  • Childhood asthma and obesity

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Pediatric Asthma Center

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The Pediatric Asthma Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is dedicated to improving awareness and reducing the burden of childhood asthma through clinical care, research, community outreach, and education.

To discover and understand the causes of asthma, and to use this knowledge to provide access to state-of-the-art, cutting-edge asthma care to all children in western Pennsylvania and beyond

The Pediatric Asthma Center is committed to excellence in the current and future care of all children with asthma. This goal is vigorously pursued through research, education, training of physicians and scientists, community involvement, and superb clinical care.

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Our Doctors

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Find other doctors, researchers and staff at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Pediatric Asthma Center.

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