BOLD Collaborative Research Group

The Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) Collaborative Research Group 2002-2007

Executive Committee – A. Sonia Buist, chair (Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA); Peter Burney (National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK); Todd Lee (Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA); David M. Mannino (University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA); Mary Ann McBurnie (Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR, USA); Ana MB Menezes (Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil); Sean Sullivan (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA); Jørgen Vestbo (Hvidovre University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark); William M. Vollmer (Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR, USA); Kevin B. Weiss (Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA).

International Advisory Board – Amund Gulsvik, chair (University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway); Josep M Antó (Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology [CREAL, IMIM], Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica (IMIM), Spain); Robert Crapo (Latter Day Saints Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, USA); Guy Marks (Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia); Rogelio Perez-Padilla (Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Mexico City, Mexico); Gregory R. Wagner (CDC/NIOSH, Washington, DC, USA)

Operations Center – William M. Vollmer (PI), Michael Allison, Paul Cheek, Linda Figurski, E. Ann Frazier, Suzanne Gillespie, Chris Kelleher, Terry Kimes, Nidhi Kochar, Mary Ann McBurnie, Gayle Thomas-Monk, Esma Vance (Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR, USA); A. Sonia Buist (Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA); Virginia Lesser (Oregon State University)

Economics Core – Todd Lee and Kevin B. Weiss (Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA); Sean D. Sullivan, (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA);

Pulmonary Function Reading Center – Bob Crapo, Robert Jenson (Latter Day Saints Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

Field Centers – NanShan Zhong (PI), Shengming Liu, Jiachun Lu, Pixin Ran, Dali Wang, Jingping Zheng, Yumin Zhou (Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, China ); Ali Kocabas (PI), Attila Hancioglu, Ismail Hanta, Sedat Kuleci, Ahmet Sinan Turkyilmaz, Sema Umut, Turgay Unalan (Cukurova University School of Medicine, Department of Chest Diseases, Adana, Turkey); Michael Studnicka (PI), Torkil Dawes, Bernd Lamprecht, Lea Schirhofer (Paracelsus Medical University, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Salzburg Austria); Eric Bateman (PI), Anamika Jithoo (PI), Desiree Adams, Edward Barnes, Jasper Freeman, Anton Hayes, Sipho Hlengwa, Christine Johannisen, Mariana Koopman, Innocentia Louw, Ina Ludick, Alta Olckers, Johanna Ryck, Janita Storbeck, (University of Cape Town Lung Institute, Cape Town, South Africa); Thorarinn Gislason (PI), Bryndis Benedikdtsdottir, Kristin Börundsdottir, Lovisa Gudmundsdottir, Sigrun Gudmundsdottir, Gunnar Gundmundsson, (Landspitali University Hospital, Dept. of Allergy, Respiratory Medicine and Sleep, Reykjavik, Iceland); Ewa Nizankowska-Mogilnicka (PI) , Jakub Frey, Rafal Harat, Filip Mejza, Pawel Nastalek, Andrzej Pajak, Wojciech Skucha, Andrzej Szczeklik,Magda Twardowska, (Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Department of Medicine, Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, Cracow, Poland); Tobias Welte (PI), Isabelle Bodemann, Henning Geldmacher, Alexandra Schweda-Linow (Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany); Amund Gulsvik (PI), Tina Endresen, Lene Svendsen (Department of Thoracic Medicine, Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway); Wan C. Tan (PI), Wen Wang (iCapture Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada); David M. Mannino (PI), John Cain, Rebecca Copeland, Dana Hazen, Jennifer Methvin, (University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA); Renato B. Dantes (PI), Lourdes Amarillo, Lakan U. Berratio, Lenora C. Fernandez, Norberto A. Francisco, Gerard S. Garcia, Teresita S. de Guia, Luisito F. Idolor, Sullian S. Naval, Thessa Reyes, Camilo C. Roa, Jr., Ma. Flordeliza Sanchez, Leander P. Simpao (Philippine College of Chest Physicians, Manila, Philippines); Christine Jenkins (PI), Guy Marks (PI), Tessa Bird, Paola Espinel, Kate Hardaker, Brett Toelle (Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia); Christer Janson (PI), Inga Sif Olafsdottir, Katarina Nisser, Ulrike Spetz Nyström, Gunilla Hägg, Gun-Marie Bodman Lund (Department of Medical Sciences: Respiratory Medicine & Allergology, Uppsala university, Uppsala, Sweden); Peter Burney (PI), Caron Amor, James Potts, Michael Tumilty, Fiona McLean (National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London).