Pnina Weiss, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine); Medical Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratory; Associate Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship; Vice Chair of Education, Department of Pediatrics

Research Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology & Sleep Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Asthma; Asthma, Exercise-Induced; Curriculum; Public Health Practice; Respiratory Physiological Phenomena

Research Summary

I am interested in the mechanism for exercise-induced asthma. I am studying the lack of recognition of exercise-induced asthma in athletic organizations and trying to determine the reasons from both an organizational and athlete standpoint. I am also interested in the impact of asthma on athletes, particularly as it relates to their self-image.

Extensive Research Description

My past experience includes assessment of pulmonary vasoreactivity and effect of cytokines on nitric oxide synthase.
More recent research focuses on the pathophysiology of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction with an emphasis on pulmonary mechanics.
In addition, I have an interest in exercise induced asthma in competitive athletes. Specifically, I am evaluating adherence to national asthma guidelines in athletic organizations. I am also assessing sociologic reasons for nonadherence in athletes.

  • Adherence to asthma guidelines in competitive and recreational sports organizations
  • Asthma attitudes and knowledge of athletes, parents and coaches

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Children's Health, Diseases of the Respiratory Systems G551D Observational Study- Expanded to Additional Genotypes and Extended for Long Therm Follow up (GOAL-e2) (GOAL- e2)

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Pnina Weiss, MD
Mailing Address
Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology & Sleep MedicinePO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

Curriculum Vitae