The Preventive Care Program for Urban Children with Asthma

Prior Research Projects

School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT) (ROI/NHLBI)


The School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT) trial built on our experience with a pilot study of 180 urban children in which we found that directly observed therapy using preventive medications in school reduced asthma symptoms. In partnership with the Rochester City School District, the SBAT study was a full-scale randomized trial focused on improving preventive care for urban children suffering from mild persistent to severe persistent asthma. From 2006-2009, we enrolled 530 children from 67 schools and preschools. We found that children who received preventive medications in school through directly observed therapy had improved outcomes across multiple measures including more symptom-free days, fewer exacerbations, and fewer school days missed. Identifier: NCT00296998

Read more about the School-Based Asthma Therapy study.


Contact Us

Jill Halterman Lab
Saunders Research Building
General Pediatrics
Room 3.420
601 Elmwood Avenue
Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Phone: (585) 275-5798
Fax: (585) 276-2206
Asthma Study Team