The International Advisory Board is a multi-disciplinary panel of leading asthma and primary care researchers that provide strategic advice and oversight to ensure the Centre is appropriately managed and remains cognisant of key developments in applied asthma research internationally.
Professor Fernando Martinez leads one of the University of Arizona’s most prominent and innovative institutes, BIO5, which is the hub for collaborative, interdisciplinary research that holds the promise to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease, feed humanity, and preserve safe, livable environments.
He is the Regents' Professor, Swift-McNear Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, Director of the Arizona Respiratory Center, and Director of the Arizona Clinical Translational Science Institute at the University of Arizona. Dr. Martinez is internationally renowned for his work studying the childhood origins of adult airway disease, and is focused on finding the links between genetic disposition and environmental triggers underlying the development of asthma and chronic airflow limitation.
Professor of Pediatrics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet and Head of the Asthma and Allergy Department of the Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital of the University of Munich.
Her research interests have been focused on the epidemiology of paediatric respiratory and allergic diseases, in particular the role of genetic and environmental, particularly microbial factors, for the development of asthma and allergic diseases.
Professor of Primary Care Research at the University of Southampton.
His main research areas of interest are: health promotion and the management of common self-limiting illnesses. These topics link evidence about effectiveness with the effect of management of patient beliefs and behaviour, better understanding the importance of the patient centred approach to the consultation.
Professor Little is also Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Board.
Director of the Pediatric Asthma Research Program in the Breathing Institute of the Pediatric Pulmonary Section at Children's Hospital Colorado. He is also Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, a member of the Expert Panel for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's National Asthma Education and Prevention Program on "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma" and a member of the Global Initiative for Asthma Science Committee.
His research interests are investigating the appropriate use of long-term control therapy in asthma, including the recognition of variability in response to asthma therapy. He has identified biomarkers and asthma characteristics that can be used to predict and thus individualise asthma therapy.
Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health.
His research interests include respiratory/allergy diseases (e.g. asthma, food allergy), effects of Vitamin D supplementation in respiratory/allergic diseases.
He is founder/director of the Emergency Medicine Network (EMNet), an international collaboration that aims to improve public health through projects in emergency care with a focus on respiratory/allergy emergencies, health policy issues in emergency care, and mental health (e.g., suicide prevention).
The Centre Management Committee are responsible for executing the Centre’s strategy to undertake cutting-edge applied asthma research and build research capacity.
Karim El Firikh