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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 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

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

Study Staff

Teresa Chipps, B.S.
Research Coordinator
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

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