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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Arizona Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Asthma Research

Dr. Lynn Gerald, professor of health promotion sciences and the Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Thoracic Society for her asthma research.


The award is given to an individual who has provided outstanding service relevant to the behavioral or social aspects of the prevention or treatment of lung diseases, critical illness, or sleep disorders.

Dr. Gerald is a nationally known expert in the area of school based asthma including the implementation of asthma management programs, school based asthma case detection, and internet based asthma monitoring. In addition, she has extensive experience in the areas of clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological research in asthma, COPD, and tuberculosis.

Dr. Gerald currently leads two clinically focused school-based asthma programs in 38 elementary schools in the Sunnyside Unified School District and the Tucson Unified School District.