Achieving Respiratory Health Equality

A United States Perspective

  • Juan Carlos Celedón

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Juan P. Wisnivesky, Kristin Riekert, Juan Carlos Celedón
    Pages 1-9
  3. Neeta Thakur, Marquitta J. White, Esteban G. Burchard
    Pages 11-25
  4. Dean E. Schraufnagel, Ann M. Schraufnagel
    Pages 27-38
  5. John R. Balmes
    Pages 39-55
  6. Fernando Holguin, Marc B. Schenker
    Pages 57-64
  7. Elizabeth L. McQuaid, Daphne Koinis-Mitchell, Glorisa J. Canino
    Pages 65-76
  8. Catalina Bazacliu, Rita M. Ryan
    Pages 87-96
  9. Gabriela R. Oates, Michael S. Schechter
    Pages 97-112
  10. Erick Forno, Alejandro Díaz, Juan Carlos Celedón
    Pages 113-129
  11. Jeffrey Glassberg, Michael R. DeBaun
    Pages 131-138
  12. Robert A. Winn, Karriem S. Watson
    Pages 139-147
  13. Victor E. Ortega
    Pages 149-171
  14. Sarah M. Lyon, Ivor S. Douglas, Colin R. Cooke
    Pages 173-188
  15. Juan Carlos Celedón, Jonathan Samet
    Pages 189-198
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 199-205

About this book


This book addresses health disparities commonly encountered in pediatric and adult pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, providing a definitive reference on this prominent issue. Expert authors explore questions such as: 

* What is the evidence that respiratory health disparities exist?

* What do we know about the causes of the disparities?

* What are the clinical implications? 

* What can be done to address disparities and thus achieve respiratory health equality?

Recognizing the magnitude of this problem, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Executive Committee created a Health Equality and Diversity Committee, with an initial mandate of defining respiratory health disparities and respiratory health equality in the United States. This book will follow the format of a workshop on respiratory health equality held before the 2015 ATS International Meeting and led by editor Juan Carlos Celedón. Written by the workshop presenters and other distinguished guests, this book will focus closely on major risk factors for disparities in respiratory health, and potential approaches to eliminate such disparities.  Achieving Respiratory Health Equality in the United States is a timely resource for researchers, clinicians, and public health practitioners in respiratory medicine.


LGBT health air pollution health disparities health equality migrant health respiratory health

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Carlos Celedón
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy, and ImmunologyChildren’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43445-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43447-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-7372
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7380
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