Evaluation of the Lungs of Individuals with Lung Disease with Segmental Bronchopulmonary Lung Lavage, Bronchial Brushing and Endobronchial Wall Biopsy

Study Status

Open to Enrollment

Study Description

The purpose of this study is to obtain samples from the blood and lungs of people with lung disease to learn more about the causes and effects of lung disease.  There are two groups in this study:

Group 1: People with Asthma

Do you have asthma?  If you think you have asthma, would you like a free lung evaluation to find out? We are looking for asthmatic volunteers, age 18 and older, to help understand the effects asthma may have on the lung cells.  If you qualify and complete all tests and visits you will receive:

  • A free lung health and medical evaluation which includes physical exam, electrocardiogram (EKG), blood and urine tests, breathing test, questionnaires, chest X-ray and a bronchoscopy procedure
  • Free allergy testing for grass pollen, cat, dog, trees, molds and mites
  • $300 compensation if you qualify and complete all tests and visits

Visits and compensation include:

  • Screening visit: $50
  • Initial study visit including bronchoscopy: $200
  • Blood draw two days after brochoscopy: $50

Group 2: People at Risk for Lung Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease caused mainly by cigarette smoking. Symptoms include trouble breathing, wheezing, coughing up mucus, and chest infections.  If you are a smoker and/or are having trouble breathing, you may be eligibile for our research study.

Visits and compensation:

  • $50 for completing initial medical exam if eligible
  • $200 for completing bronchoscopy if eligibile

Click here to visit our blog, COPD, Asthma and Lung Health Research

Key Eligibility

  • Men and women age 18 and older
  • Lung disease
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Smokers
  • Non-smokers

Principal Investigator

Ronald Crystal, MD


  • Malesa Pereira
  • (646) 962-2672

Healthy Volunteers


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Contact Us

For general inquiries, or if you need assistance finding a study, please contact:

Robert Hagerty
Subject Recruitment Manager
Tel: (646) 962-9340
[email protected]

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