The NHLBI is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health (NIH)—the nation’s biomedical research agency that makes important scientific discoveries to improve health and save lives. We are committed to advancing science and translating discoveries into clinical practice to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders including hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Learn about the current and future NHLBI efforts to improve health through research and scientific discovery.
Learn how we are translating current research into improved health for people with hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
Learn about some of the pioneering research contributions we have made over the years that have improved clinical care.
In support of our mission, we are committed to advancing research on interstitial lung diseases including hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
Our TOPMed program has the potential to address recommendations made at our 2013 Prevention of Chronic Lung Diseases meeting and that remain relevant to hypersensitivity pneumonitis research. For example, the recommendations called for research to define lung health across the lifespan so we can more precisely determine when disease begins. Through TOPMed and other collaborations, we hope to advance science so health professionals will be able to better predict who will develop hypersensitivity pneumonitis, identify subtypes of disease, and deliver personalized interventions to preempt, prevent, and treat disease.