Debra Eddins Laken, MAEd, AE-C, RRT, CTTS
SHPB 449 Birmingham AL 35294
Mrs. Laken received her certificate in Respiratory Therapy (1985), undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Administration (1987), and Master of Science in Education (1995) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds secondary appointments in the Minority Health Research Center School of Medicine as an Associate Scientist and a Scientist with the UAB Lung Health Center.
Besides being a registered respiratory therapist, Mrs. Laken is also credentialed as an Asthma Educator (AE-C) and a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS). Her areas of specialization are asthma education, pulmonary pathophysiology, educational methods and physical assessment.