Dr. David M. Mannino, University of Kentucky, USA (Chair)
David Mannino, MD, is a Professor and Chair in Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health in Lexington, Kentucky. He also has an appointment in the Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is the Director of the Pulmonary Epidemiology Research Laboratory. Having obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1981, Dr Mannino went on to complete his internship and residency at Lankenau Hospital, both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A fellowship in pulmonary medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Morgantown, West Virginia, followed. Dr Mannino served as the chief science officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Air Pollution and Respiratory Health branch following his fellowship until his retirement in 2004. Dr. Mannino has authored over 250 articles for peer-reviewed journals, in addition to book chapters, editorials, and book reviews. His research interests included the epidemiology of asthma and COPD, tobacco use and treatment, and the effects of air pollutant exposure on respiratory function and lung diseases.
Dr. Mannino serves on the MASAC for the Alpha-1 Foundation and is the Chief Scientific Officer for the COPD Foundation. He is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of the COPD Foundation.
He is currently a Coinvestigator on three NIH-funded grants looking at COPD, including one on early detection, one on progression, and one on risk factors.
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