Lynn Gerald, PhD, MSPH

Professor, Public Health
Endowed Chair, Zuckerman/Canyon Ranch
Associate Director, Clinical / Health Outcomes Sciences - Arizona Respiratory Center
Phone Number: 
(520) 626-3243
FAX: 
(520) 626-8716

UACC Information

UACC Organizational Unit(s): 
Professional Bio: 

Dr. Gerald is the Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences in College of Public Health, at the University of Arizona and a member of the Arizona Respiratory Center. She is a nationally known expert in the area of school based asthma including implementation of asthma management programs, school based asthma case detection, and internet based asthma monitoring. She also has extensive experience in the areas of clinical, behavioral and epidemiological research in asthma, COPD, and tuberculosis.

Dr. Gerald is actively involved in professional and community education related to asthma and has served on many national and local boards including the American Thoracic Society Board of Directors and the American Lung Association of Southern Arizona Board of Directors. She currently serves as PI of the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center at the University of Arizona. Dr. Gerald has also served on many thesis and dissertation committees and mentored many graduate students, fellows, and junior faculty in the development of research programs.

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Prevention and Control
Member Status: 
Affiliate Member
Year of Membership Acceptance: 
2011
Research Focus: 
Dr. Gerald is a nationally known expert in the area of school based asthma including implementation of asthma management programs, school based asthma case detection, and internet based asthma monitoring. She also has extensive experience in the areas of clinical, behavioral and epidemiological research in asthma, COPD, and tuberculosis. Dr. Gerald is actively involved in professional and community education related to asthma and has served on many national and local boards including the American Thoracic Society Board of Directors and the American Lung Association of Southern Arizona Board of Directors. She currently serves as PI of the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center at the University of Arizona.
Selected Publications: 
  1. Gerald, Lynn B., Joe K. Gerald, Leslie A. McClure, Kathy F. Harrington, Sue Erwin, & William C. Bailey. (2011). “Redesigning a Large School-Based Clinical Trial in Response to Changes in Community Practice.” Clinical Trials (in press).
  2. Gerald, Lynn B., Joe K. Gerald, Linda Gibson, Karna Patel, Sijian Zhang, & Leslie A. McClure. “Changes in ETS exposure and asthma morbidity among urban school children.”  (2009). CHEST. 135:911-916. PMID: 19017893
  3. Gerald, Lynn B., Leslie A. McClure, Joan M. Mangan, Kathy F. Harrington, Linda Gibson, Sue Erwin, Jody Atchison, & Roni Grad. (2009). “Increasing adherence to inhaled steroid therapy among schoolchildren: randomized controlled trial of school based supervised asthma therapy.” Pediatrics. 123:466-474. PMID: 19171611
  4. Gerald, Lynn B., Marianna M. Sockrider, Roni Grad, Bruce G. Bender, Leslie P. Boss, Stanley P. Galant, Jorrit Gerritsen, Christine L. M. Joseph, Robert M. Kaplan, Julie A. Madden, Joan M. Mangan, Greg J. Redding, Diana K. Schmidt, Christina D. Schwindt, Virginia S. Taggart, Lani S. Wheeler, Kristin N. Van Hook, Paul V. Williams, Barbara P. Yawn, and Bulend Yuksel, on behalf of the ATS Ad Hoc Committee on Issues in Screening for Asthma in Children. (2007). “An Official ATS Workshop Report: Issues in Screening for Asthma in Children.” Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society. 4:133-141. PMID: 17494724
  5. Joan M. Mangan, Angelina Wittich, & Lynn B. Gerald. (2007). “The Potential for Reducing Asthma Disparities through Improved Family and Social Function and Modified Health Behaviors.” CHEST. 132:789-801. PMID: 17998343

Professional Information

Positions and Honors: 
UAB Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award - University of Alabama at Birmingham, Winter 2015
Innovations in Health Equality Award - American Thoracic Society, Spring 2014
Lifetime Achievement Award - American Thoracic Society Behavioral Science and Health Services Research Assembly, Spring 2014

Academic Information

Doctorate: 
Sociology/Gerontoloty, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Master's Degree: 
MA, Sociology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; MSPH, Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Undergraduate School: 
BS, Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL