Rose Laboratory

I am a Professor of Pulmonary and Occupational/Environmental Medicine with a master’s degree in public health. I have been a member of the academic faculty in the Departments of Medicine at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for over 30 years. I have a secondary faculty appointment at the Colorado School of Public Health. My clinical and research interests focus on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of occupational and environmental lung diseases including the pneumoconioses (silicosis and coal worker’s pneumoconiosis), those related to military deployment in Southwest Asia, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. In addition to my busy Occupational Lung Disease clinic, I have had sustained federal funding for clinical research in these areas as well as national leadership positions to define research priorities and clinical guidelines. I am committed to training the next generation of clinician-educators and physician-scientists, and continue to build multi-institutional clinical and research programs and collaborations in these areas of interest.


Resources & Services

  • Occupational Lung Disease Clinic
  • Miners Clinic
  • Center for Deployment-related Lung Disease
  • Silicosis Center at National Jewish Health

Current Projects 

Research Interests

Dr. Rose has been involved in collaborative research on mining-related lung diseases including silicosis and coal worker’s pneumoconiosis; on silicosis in stone fabricators; and on diagnosis, treatment and pathogenesis of respiratory diseases from hazardous exposures during military deployment.  Other research interests have been on the noninfectious granulomatous lung diseases including sarcoidosis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis (with particular focus on hot tub, swimming pool and bioaerosol-related cases). View Current Projects

Clinical Interests

Dr. Rose has a long-standing interest in occupational and environmental lung diseases. She has particular experience in military deployment-related respiratory diseases, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), and in the pneumoconioses, including diagnosis, causation, management and prevention.


Lab Personnel




Zell-Baran LM, Krefft SD, Moore CM, Wolff J, Meehan R, Rose CS. Multiple breath washout: A noninvasive tool for identifying lung disease in symptomatic military deployers. Respir Med. 2021 Jan;176:106281. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2020.106281. Epub 2020 Dec 5. PMID: 33340829.

Almberg KS, Friedman LS, Rose CS, Go LHT, Cohen RA. Progression of coal workers' pneumoconiosis absent further exposure. Occup Environ Med. 2020 Nov;77(11):748-751. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2020-106466. Epub 2020 Aug 11. PMID: 32788293.

Johannson KA, Barnes H, Bellanger AP, Dalphin JC, Fernández Pérez ER, Flaherty KR, Huang YT, Jones KD, Kawano-Dourado L, Kennedy K, Millerick-May M, Miyazaki Y, Morisset J, Morell F, Raghu GR, Robbins C, Sack CS, Salisbury ML, Selman M, Vasakova M, Walsh SLF, Rose CS. Exposure Assessment Tools for Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 Dec;17(12):1501-1509. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202008-942ST. PMID: 33258669; PMCID: PMC7706597.

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