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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

The Ottawa Hospital is conducting cutting-edge research to improve our understanding of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and develop better treatments. This page includes selected news stories about our COPD research, links to researchers working in this area and related resources. Learn more below.

Research News


Flu vaccination keeps people with COPD out of the hospital
January 30, 2019 - A study led by Dr. Sunita Mulpuru found that the flu vaccine was associated with a 38 percent reduction in flu-related hospitalizations among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The researchers looked at the records of 4755 Cana
Decision tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death, serious complications
December 3, 2018 - A made-in-Ottawa decision tool can help emergency physicians identify which patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at high risk of serious complications including death. The Ottawa COPD Risk Scale is better than current practice at p
Dr. Shawn Aaron awarded $4.2 million for research on asthma, COPD
October 24, 2017 - Dr. Shawn Aaron has been awarded a prestigious Foundation Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, worth $4.2 million over seven years. While Dr. Aaron has recently received world-wide attention for his research on asthma over-diagn


Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Aaron, Shawn
MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cystic fibrosis, Lung disease, Asthma Clinical research
Kendzerska, Tetyana
MD, PhD
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Chronic disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Heart disease, Lung disease, Population health, Women's health Biostatistics, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Systematic reviews
Mulpuru, Sunita
MD FRCPC MSc
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Frailty, Influenza, Population health Epidemiology, Health services research, Immunization, Quality Improvement
Ramsay, Timothy
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Alzheimer's, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Anxiety, Ataxia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Colorectal cancer, Concussion, Cystic fibrosis, Dementia, Depression, Dystonia, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Influenza, Kidney disease, Lung cancer, Macular degeneration, Men's health, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Myasthenia gravis, Obesity, Ovarian cancer, Parkinson's, Pulmonary hypertension, Septic shock, Spinal cord injury Behaviour, Biomaterials, Biostatistics, Cell therapy, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Drug development, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health promotion, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Immunization, Immunotherapy, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Prevention, Psychology, Psychometrics, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation, Risk assessment, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews, Transfusions, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Stiell, Ian
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Heart disease Clinical decision rules, Clinical trials, Emergency medicine