Division of Lung Diseases

The Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) supports research on the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of lung diseases and sleep disorders. The Division is responsible for monitoring the latest research developments in the extramural scientific community, as well as identifying research gaps and needs, obtaining advice from experts in the field, and implementing programs to address new opportunities.

Division Leadership

What We Do

Airway Biology and Disease Branch

The Airway Biology and Disease Branch supports research and research training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiolitis, lung imaging, and airway function in health and disease.


Lung Biology and Disease Branch

The Lung Biology and Disease Branch supports research and research training in pulmonary vascular biology and pulmonary hypertension, lung development and repair, acute lung injury and critical care, pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases, rare lung diseases, lung transplantation, and lung responses to HIV/AIDS and other infections.


National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research supports research and research training related to sleep disordered breathing, and the fundamental functions of sleep and circadian rhythms. The Center also stewards several forums that facilitate the coordination of sleep research across NIH, other federal agencies and outside organizations, including the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board and a Trans-NIH Sleep Research Coordinating Committee. The Center also participates in the translation of new sleep research findings for dissemination to health care professionals and the public.


Office of the Director

The Office of the Director oversees scientific, budgetary and administrative efforts across the Division’s branches.  Strategic leadership and coordination is provided for the development and implementation of lung and sleep research funding mechanisms and initiatives; direction and management of translational, clinical and implementation research programs; grant and contract administration; scientific workforce development; and intra- and inter-agency collaborations. Take a look back at our Division of Lung Disease 50th Anniversary highlights.  




Current Vacancies

Physician, Division of Lung Diseases

  • Division of Lung Diseases

Physicians advise the Institute on future scientific directions that encourage research in critical areas, develop targeted programs to foster innovative and high impact...

Contact Division of Lung Diseases

Postal Mail

Division of Lung Diseases National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Two Rockledge Center, Suite 10042
6701 Rockledge Dr. MSC 7952
Bethesda, MD 20892-7952
United States