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Chronic Disease Experts

Susan Hughes Heading link

Expert on: design and testing evidence-based programs for older adults with arthritis; translating these programs into practice nationally and internationally.

Dr. Susan Hughes is an expert on risk factors for the development of osteoarthritis (OA) and related symptomatology and disability.  She is expert at developing and testing evidence based programs to restore independent function in this population.

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Jerry Krishnan Heading link

Expert on:  asthma, COPD, clinical trials

Dr. Jerry Krishnan is an expert in the methods of care delivery science (stakeholder engagement, clinical guideline development, performance measures, comparative effectiveness, pragmatic trials, implementation science) in asthma, COPD, hospital-to-home care transitions, and population health.  He is also co-director of the UIC Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design.

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Yuan Shao Heading link

Expert On: Chronic respiratory diseases, exposure to airborne contaminants.

Dr. Shao’s research focuses on the measurement and assessment of airborne contaminants, and he has been working closely with epidemiologists and pulmonologists in respiratory health studies, conducting exposure assessments to understand the source and transmission of airborne contaminants. In recent years, his team is interested in using exposome approaches to understand the joint effects of various exposures on health.

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