Patient Privacy and Safety

All children in the Asthma Action at Erie will receive the same, excellent medical care for asthma. This research project asks, What is the best and most cost-effective way to educate patients and their families about asthma?

All research staff and investigators working on Asthma Action at Erie are trained and certified in the protection of human subjects in research. Many steps in this research are taken to protect the identity and safety of research participants.

The Institutional Review Board of the University of Illinois at Chicago has reviewed and approved all procedures and materials used in this study.

In addition, a Data and Safety Monitoring Board supports the research staff and investigators.

Data and Safety Monitoring Board

The Data and Safety Monitoring Board will work with study staff to monitor any adverse events that occur during your participation on the Asthma Action at Erie Trial.

Marissa Feldman, PhD: Medical Psychologist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie children’s Hospital of Chicago (Health Psychologist)
Saria Awadalla, PhD: University of Illinois at the School of Public Health (Biostatistician)
Brad Appelhans, PhD: Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center (Behavioral Intervention Researcher and Health Psychologist)
Kameron Matthews, MD, JD: Chief Medical Officer, Mile Square Health Center (Federally-qualified Health Center Administrator)
Geisel Collazo, MD: Mile Square Health Center (Community Pediatrician)
Cortland Lohff, MD: Medical Director, Public Health and Safety Division, Department of Public Health, City of Chicago, Illinois (Local Health Expert)