The study began in August 2018 and the anticipated end date is August 2021. Our target for enrollment is 150 pregnant women with asthma and their newborns. The outcomes that will be reported include number of families enrolled and asthma status (i.e., asthma control and lung function).
To investigate interactions between the sociocultural environment, protective maternal behavioral and family processes, biological processes and asthma onset and outcomes in children
Examining whether stress, lack of protective behavioral and family processes, and genetic factors will predict asthma onset in children.
To examine the associations between biological processes relevant to asthma in mothers and asthma onset/severity in children
Examining associations between specific immune biomarkers related to asthma in mothers and the likelihood of asthma onset in their offspring.