Over the past two years, much of professor Kim Erwin’s research has centered on the CHICAGO Plan, part of a multi-site asthma collaborative initiated by Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) and Mt. Sinai Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED). The Coordinated Healthcare Interventions for Childhood Asthma Gaps in Outcomes, or CHICAGO Plan, was created to investigate how health outcomes for African–American and Latino children with uncontrolled asthma might best be optimized. In Chicago, these children bear a disproportionate share of the burden from asthma. The focus of the group’s research is on how to best implement asthma guidelines in the ED.

This interview was published in the “Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research” on engaging stakeholders to design a trial in children with uncontrolled asthma.