Dr. Stefano Guerra, MD, PhD, is an adult pulmonologist and an epidemiologist. Dr. Guerra´s research focuses mainly on the genetic and molecular components of complex obstructive lung diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Dr. Guerra is the principal investigator on a large prospective biomarker study that uses bio-specimens and phenotypic information available from the adult cohort of the Tucson Epidemiological Study of Airway Obstructive Disease (TESAOD). This epidemiologic study, which used a household-based approach to assess prevalence and longitudinal changes in respiratory health, has utilized the same multi-analyte profiling technique and the same biomarker panel that will be used for the present application. Other biomarker projects in which he is actively involved include the NIH-funded Women’s Health Initiative and a study on molecular biomarkers of asthma and COPD from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey.
Dr Guerra also collaborates as a co-Principal investigator on the Tucson Children's Respiratory Study (CRS), which is longitudinal cohort started over two decades ago that studies the childhood origins of adult airway disease requires three distinct areas of expertise: pediatric respiratory health and its determinants, adult respiratory health including asthma and COPD, and epidemiology.