Jerry Krishnan

Professor of pulmonary care; associate vice president for population health sciences


Dr. Jerry Krishnan

Dr. Jerry Krishnan. Photo: UIC Photo Services (click on image to download larger size)

What is the best asthma treatment for African Americans?

How can we improve treatment of uncontrolled asthma in children visiting the emergency department?

How can we help patients stick to their treatment plans after they leave the hospital?

These are just some of the questions Dr. Jerry Krishnan, professor of medicine and public health and associate vice president for population health sciences at UI Health, hopes to answer through several ongoing clinical studies.

Krishnan is a physician-scientist with expertise in the care of patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other lung disorders. He is a principal investigator of multiple clinical trials supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute that focus on identifying the most effective treatments and educational and support programs to improve health outcomes for patients with pulmonary disorders.

Krishnan was chairman of of the Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He is a member of the National Committee for Quality Assurance Respiratory Measurement Advisory Panel, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Clinical Trials Review Committee.

Subject areas

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
  • Covid-19 treatment
  • Patient navigators
  • Patient-centered research
  • Patient education
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