- Beryllium Disease
- Environmental and Occupational Lung Diseases
- Beryllium Disease
- Environmental and Occupational Diseases
Education & Training
- Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), BS
- Duke University (Durham, NC), MD
- University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, MSPH
- Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC), Department of Internal Medicine
- National Jewish Health and University of Colorado Denver, Occupational and Environmental Health Medicine Division
- University of Colorado Denver, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Lisa Maier has a clinical practice focused on occupational lung disease in the Occupational and Environmental and Granulomatous Clinics at National Jewish Health. The major emphasis of her clinical practice is granulomatous lung diseases, including chronic beryllium disease, a granulomatous lung disease of known etiology, and sarcoidosis, a granulomatous lung disease of unknown etiology.
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Maier has a busy research agenda. Her work as a clinician researcher complements her clinical practice as she is involved in numerous research projects evaluating the natural history, immunologic mechanisms, and genetic and exposure risks associated with beryllium sensitization, chronic beryllium disease, and other granulomatous and occupational lung diseases that she sees in the clinic. The majority of her research is aimed at understanding susceptibility factors in the development of granulomatous lung diseases, including genetic and exposure factors, and factors which predispose people to more severe forms of the disease.
As part of these studies, we are building beryllium cohorts from worksites and building sarcoidosis cohorts from our clinic. These projects emphasize molecular epidemiology, evaluation of genetic susceptibility factors, assessment of exposures and determination of gene by gene and gene by environment interactions.
These research efforts straddle the bench/basic science and epidemiology with implications for the clinic and workplace. In addition to the above activities, Dr. Maier enjoys teaching occupational medicine residents, pulmonary fellows, educating other physicians, health care providers, and workers and providing consultation to workers and industry.
Recertification Program for Continuous Professional Development Pulmonary and Internal Medicine (2004)
Diplomate in Occupational Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine (11/99)
Diplomate in Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (11/97, # 156669)
Diplomate in Pulmonary Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (11/96, # 156669)
Diplomate in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (8/94, # 156669)
Teaching or Professional Positions
Director, National Jewish Health, Occupational & Environmental Pulmonary Medicine practice
Director, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Core Clinical Laboratory, National Jewish Health
Affiliations with the University of Colorado Denver
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health
2003-Present: Member, American Public Health Association
1997-Present: Member, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
1996-Present: Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
Member, American Thoracic Society
Awards & Recognition
2007-Present: Member, Consensus Statement Committee “Diagnosis and Management of Beryllium Sensitization and Chronic Beryllium Disease,” Environmental and Occupational Health Assembly, American Thoracic Society
2007-Present: Co-Chair Aspen Lung Conference
2009, “Environmental and Occupational Lung Disease”
2006-Present: Director of General Clinical Research Center Inflammation and Immunology Core Laboratory, National Jewish Health
2005-Present: Faculty Awards Committee, National Jewish Health
2003 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, NJMRC 2001-Present: Faculty Compensation Committee, Dept of Medicine, National Jewish Health
2000-Present: General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) Scientific Advisory Committee, UCD and National Jewish Health
1998-Present: Residency Advisory Committee, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency, UCD
Wasfi YS, Silveira LJ, Jonth A, Hokanson JE, Fingerlin T, Sato H, Parsons CE, Lympany P, Welsh KI, du Bois RM, Newman LS, and Maier LA. Fas Promoter Polymorphisms: Genetic Predisposition to Sarcoidosis in African-Americans. (In Press)
Maier LA, Martyny JW, Liang J, and Rossman M. Recent Community Acquired Chronic Beryllium Disease in Residents Surrounding a Beryllium Facility. Am J Respir Crit Care Med; May 2008; 177: 1012–1017.
Dobis D, Sawyer R, Gillespie M, Huang J, Newman L, Maier LA, and Day B. Modulation of lymphocyte proliferation by antioxidants in chronic beryllium disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med; May 2008; 177: 1002-1011.
Sato H, Spagnolo P, Silveira L, Welsh KI, du Bois RM, Newman LS, and Maier LA,. BTNL2 allele associations with chronic beryllium disease in HLA-DPB1 *Glu69-negative individuals. Tissue Antigens 2007; 70: 480-486.
Jonth AC, Silveira L, Fingerlin T, Sato H, Luby JC, Welsh KI, Rose CS, Newman LS, du Bois RM, Maier LA, and the ACCESS Group. TGF-?1 Variants in Chronic Beryllium Disease and Sarcoidosis. J Immunol; Sep 2007; 179: 4255-4262.
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