The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee (NAEPPCC) Expert Panel 4 (EPR-4) Working Group was established in 2018 to update the 2007 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma, Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3). The EPR-4 Working Group members will use findings from five systematic reviews to update the guidelines. The topic areas include:
NHLBI engaged the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and provided support for rigorous systematic evidence reviews through the AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Centers. The EPR-4 Working Group will follow the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations and standardsfor using systematic evidence reviews in the development of trustworthy guidelines.
NAEPPCC EPR-4 Working Group
Michelle M. Cloutier, M.D.
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Alan Baptist, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Kathryn Blake, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, CIP
Nemours Children's Specialty Care
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX
Emily DiMango, M.D.
New York, NY
Ann Dixon, M.A., B.M., B.Ch.
Kurtis S. Elward, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP
Virginia Commonwealth University
Tina Hartert, M.D., M.P.H.
Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Jerry Krishnan, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Robert Frederick Lemanske, M.D.
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Daniel R. Ouellette, M.D., FCCP
Henry Ford Health System
Wilson Pace, M.D., FAAFP
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Michael Schatz, M.D., M.S.
San Diego, CA
Neil Skolnik, MD
Abington Jefferson Health
Tyra Bryant Stephens, M.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Jim Stout, M.D., M.P.H.
University of Washington
Stephen Teach, M.D., M.P.H.
George Washington University
Craig Umscheid, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Colin G. Walsh, M.D., M.A.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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