"There is far more to being healthy than simply not being sick. That is why we do research: to help people safely live their best lives possible in spite of their pulmonary disease."

Marcella Debidda, PhD

The Foundation’s research efforts are primarily dedicated to investigating the effects of high-intensity exercise and lifestyle change as they relate specifically to safety, efficacy and pulmonary function in patients living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) and Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). 

Foundation members recently presented research posters at the 2019 annual meetings of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), European Respiratory Society (ERS), and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Peer Network (PHPN).


Our most current projects are focused on evaluating the impact on safety, effectiveness and quality of life (QOL) of the Foundation’s Pulmonary Wellness Online Bootcamp, a 42-day online pulmonary wellness and rehabilitation program.