African Americans with Asthma Study (Kids 5-17 years old)

Trial Objective

Are you an asthmatic of African American descent? Is your asthma out of control despite using the usual asthma medications? Do you need frequent rescue from coughing, wheezing and interrupted sleep?

National Jewish Health is performing a study looking at why some asthmatics of African American ancestory do not respond to usual asthma treatments. If you are 5 years of age or older, a non-smoker and use inhaled asthma medications but don’t get complete relief, then you may qualify. Asthma tests and financial compensation provided to qualified participants.

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Qualifications include:

  • Currently taking daily asthma medication
  • Diagnosis of asthma

If you participate you will receive:

  • Study related medical care and study drug at no cost
  • Reimbursement for time and travel for qualified participants
  • Lung function testing

African Americans with Asthma Study (Kids 5-17 years old)


This trial is active and currently recruiting.

How to Participate

For more information, contact pediatrics at 303.398.1470 or complete the form below.

Who Can Participate

Non-smoking children and adult asthmatics age 5 or older.

Trial Location

Main Campus, Denver, CO



Trial Sponsors

National Heart Blood and Lung Institute (NHLBI)

Principal Investigators

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    Michael Wechsler, MD, MMSc


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    Ronina Covar, MD

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