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About INSPIRE

Vanderbilt researchers are conducting a nationally funded 3-4 year study which is designed to understand how “colds” or respiratory viruses in the first year of life affect future childhood health. We need to better understand the role of these colds on later childhood health so that we can prevent disease.

Study Investigators

Tina Hartert, M.D., M.P.H.
Principal Investigator
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Asthma & Environmental Health Research
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Paul Moore, M.D.
Principal Investigator
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology
Division Chief of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine

Emma Larkin, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Donald H.  Arnold, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Emergency Medicine

Robert Valet, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Study Nurses

Patricia (Cookie) A. Minton, R.N., A.E.C., C.C.R.P.
Research Nurse Specialist IV
Asthma Studies Coordinator
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Margaret (Peggy) Bender, M.S.N., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
Research Nurse Specialist IV
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Anca Ifrim, R.N.
Research Nurse Specialist II
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Lina Keene, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.N., F.C.C.S.
Research Nurse Specialist II
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Kelsie McMurtry, L.P.N.
Clinical Trials Associate I
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Keri Montgomery, R.N.
Research Nurse Specialist I
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Theresa Rogers, R.N.
Research Nurse Specialist III
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Patty Russell, L.P.N.
Clinical Trials Associate I
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Stephanie Steen, L.P.N.
Clinical Trials Associate I
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Kim Woodward, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.P.
Research Nurse Specialist III
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Research Analysts

Alexandra Connolly, B.S.
Research Analyst I
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Ashudee Kirk, M.S.
Research Analyst I
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Administrative Staff

Teresa Chipps, B.S.
Program Manager
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Rebecca Gammell, B.A.
Research Analyst
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Marcia Freudenthal
Research Coordinator
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Susan Kelton
Administrative Asst III
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Richard Steinhart, B.S.
Administrative Officer
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Laboratory

Sandy (Sandy) Alvarez Calvillo, B.S.
Research Asst/Lab Manager
Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology

James (Jim) Chappell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology

Kaitlin Costello, B.A.
Laboratory Assistant
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Sara Reiss, M.L.I.
Senior Research Specialist
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Biostatistics/Informatics

William Dupont, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics & Preventive Medicine
Department of Biostatistics

Tebeb Gebretsadik, M.P.H.
Associate in Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics

Jeff Horner, B.S.
Computer Systems Analyst III
Department of Biostatistics

Zhouwen Liu, M.S.
Computer Systems Analyst III
Department of Biostatistics