David Peden, MD, MS

Pediatric allergy and immunology

Special Interests

Air pollution and asthma; airway inflammation; and allergic diseases


Oversees a number of clinical investigations examining the effects of exposure to a number of environmental agents, including ozone, endotoxin, diesel exhaust and other particulates. Currently principal or co-principal investigator for over $3.5 million of grant funded research. His major research interest have been: 1) pollution and environmental factors in allergic disease and asthma; 2) the role of rhinitis and sinusitis in asthma; 3) evaluation of novel therapeutic agents for asthma, allergies and airway disorders; 4) airway antioxidant and oxidant physiology; and 5) granulocyte function in airway disease.


Chief, Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology (AIR) and Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology and Toxicology, UNC School of Medicine; Director of the UNC Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology (CEMALB)

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