The UAB Lung Health Center is committed to performing research that will benefit our patients and community, as well as furthering knowledge about mechanisms, therapies and behaviors that impact lung disease and its care, educating our patients and the public about lung disease, as well as enhancing the training of future specialists in pulmonary and critical care medicine and engaging in patient care initiatives of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine utilizing state-of-the-art, evidence-based disease management approaches.

The Lung Health Center Pilot Program for Lung Research Application Guidelines


UAB Lung Health Center physicians, academic scientists, nurses, and health educators collaborate with faculty in other UAB Departments, divisions, and schools to conduct research protocols, provide recruitment services, and collaborate in various clinical research programs.

About Our Practice

Under the leadership of Dr. Mark Dransfield, the Center’s Medical Director, and Dr. J. Edwin Blalock, the Center's Scientific Director, the LHC includes a large, diverse group of clinical research coordinators, physicians, clinical research nurses, recruitment and retention specialists, respiratory therapists, health educators, health behaviorists, medical sociologists, statisticians, and an epidemiologist. Each LHC clinical facility is equipped with pulmonary function laboratories, collection and storage capabilities for blood and saliva samples, and collection and storage capabilities for exhaled breath condensate and nitric oxide measurements.

Contacting the Program for Lung Health

For more information, contact Mark Dransfield, MD via phone at  (205) 975-6770 or via email at mdransfield@uabmc.edu.