Studies & Reports

One of our core strategies at RAMP is to keep the asthma field abreast of best practices, timely opportunities, and emerging research in order to build capacity for reducing the inequitable burden of asthma. We do this by cultivating an extensive hub of asthma-related information across a wide range of topics, including asthma management and healthcare, housing, air pollution, schools, the built environment, and more.

The majority of studies and reports that you’ll see below were published by partner organizations, agencies, and research institutions. To specifically see resources created by RAMP, check out RAMP Tools & Publications.

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  • Gas Stoves and Childhood Asthma in the United States 

    An article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health’s December 2022 edition examines the correlation between gas stoves and childhood asthma. Researchers found 12.7% “of current childhood asthma in the US is attributable to gas stove use.” To reach this data, population attributable fractions (PAF) were quantified for gas stove use and…

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  • American Lung Association Releases “Delivering Clean Air: Health Benefits of Zero-Emission Trucks and Electricity” Report

    In October, 2022, the American Lung Association has released a report titled, “Delivering Clean Air: Health Benefits of Zero-Emission Trucks and Electricity” on their website. The report looks closely at air pollution impacts and equity challenges posed by heavy-duty truck traffic. It also explores the health benefits of zero-emission technologies in communities. For more information…

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  • Study Protocols for Predicting Asthma Attacks Using Mobile Devices and Machine Learning

    An article in the October 2022 edition of BMJ Open explores protocols for predicting asthma attacks using connected mobile devices and machine learning. Researchers plan to conduct a two-phase, 7-month observational study and collected data about asthma status using smart monitoring devices and daily symptom questionnaires. The study will include 100 people at risk of…

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  • Clinical Burden and Healthcare Resource Utilization of Mild Asthma

    Respiratory Medicine included an article in their August – September 2022 edition that examines the clinical and healthcare resource utilization of physician-assessed mild asthma. Patients with mild asthma were included in a global, 3-year study that looked at clinical burden through physician-reported exacerbations and patient-reported measures. The study found “a significant proportion of patients with…

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  • Study Explores Smoke Exposure of Fathers and Increased Risk of Offspring Asthma

    In a manuscript accepted in August, 2022, for publication in the European Respiratory Journal, a team of Australian, British and Sri Lankan researchers found that children are much more likely to develop asthma if their father was exposed to tobacco smoke when he was growing up. Jiacheng Liu, from Melbourne University, one of the co-authors…

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  • Study Examines Emergence of Electronic Monitoring Devices for Asthma Inhalers

    An article in the June, 2022, issue of the European Respiratory Review explores technological advancements in the development of electronic monitoring of inhaler devices in order to monitor use and provide feedback on inhaler technique for some devices. The authors explain, “Most electronic monitoring devices (EMDs) are paired with a smartphone application, allowing patients to…

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  • The Health Impacts of Co-exposure to Extreme Heat and Air Pollution

    Recognizing that extremes of heat and particulate air pollution threaten human health and are becoming more frequent due to climate change, researchers at the University of Southern California set out to understand the health impacts of co-exposure to extreme heat and air pollution. Publishing their results in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care…

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  • The Role of Race, Ethnicity, and Neighborhood Socioeconomic Factors in Asthma Incidence

    In a May, 2022, article in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Pediatrics, researchers sought to determine the extent to which neighborhood-level socioeconomic indicators explain racial and ethnic disparities in childhood wheezing and asthma. The study population comprised 5,809 children in birth cohorts located throughout the United States that are part of the Children’s…

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