Understanding Inner-city Pediatric Asthma: Environment Matters

Understanding Inner-city Pediatric Asthma: Environment Matters


Dr. Arlene Butz will present the first NINR Director’s Lecture of 2019, “Understanding Inner-city Pediatric Asthma: Environment Matters.” In her presentation, Dr. Butz will discuss behavioral, home-based interventions for inner-city children with asthma. Her research has an emphasis on environmental exposures and medication adherence. 


About the Speaker


Arlene M. Butz, ScD, RN, CRNP is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with a secondary appointment in the School of Nursing. For over 15 years, her primary program of research has focused on inner-city children with asthma. Her current research is focused on interventions linking emergency care, home-based care, and primary care with the goal of improving asthma morbidity in young children with recurrent emergency room visits. 


Dr. Butz served on the research committee for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and as Research Department Editor for the Journal of Pediatric Health Care. She practices as a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) in an urban primary care clinic and has served as a PNP on pediatric medical missions to Peru. Read more about Dr. Butz’s research


About the Event


To request reasonable accommodations, including sign language interpretation, please contact Nathan Brown at 301-594-9262 / nathan.brown2@nih.gov or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339 at least five days before the event.


The NINR Director’s Lecture Series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience.

The event will not be webcast, but it will be available on YouTube  a few weeks following the lecture. 
For more information, visit: www.ninr.nih.gov/directorslecture.