Meet the EpiCreators

EpiCentral has been developed with the expertise and guidance of global experts; read on to meet our EpiCreators and hear from them about why they are excited about EpiCentral.

Professor Bruce Levy, MD

Professor Bruce Levy specializes in pulmonary and critical care. Through his research, Professor Levy aims to identify endogenous mechanisms for the resolution of lung inflammation and injury. 

Professor Bruce Levy, MD

Division Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, USA

Professor Bruce Levy is the Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Clinically, he sees outpatients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, cough and long COVID in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Lung Center, and inpatients in the hospital’s medical intensive care unit.   

Professor Levy’s Airway Inflammation and Resolution (AIR) laboratory aims to identify new pathways to resolve pulmonary inflammation, infection, or injury by understanding the roles of naturally-derived, specialized pro-resolving mediators in health and then translating these findings to the pathobiology of important lung diseases, including severe asthma.   

His work has led to more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, over 10 patents awarded or pending and continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 1993. He is an active participant in NIH grant review study sections. He is an elected member of the ASCI, AAP, and Interurban Clinical Club. He is active in the American Thoracic Society, and has served in several leadership roles, including as Chair of the Publication Policy Committee and a member of the Board of Directors. He is an elected fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society. 


“I have a longstanding interest in exploring the fascinating biology of the airway epithelium and its roles in health and disease.”

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Associate Professor Gilda Varricchi, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Naples Federico II

Biography coming soon. 


Professor Ian Pavord, MA, DM, FRCP, FERS, FMedSci

Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Oxford

Biography coming soon. 


Dr Tanya M. Laidlaw, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Biography coming soon. 


Professor Enrico Heffler, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Postgraduate Residency Program in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Humanitas University

Biography coming soon. 


Professor Teal S. Hallstrand, MD, MPH

Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Washington

Biography coming soon. 


Associate Professor Delbert (Del) Dorscheid, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, University of British Columbia

Biography coming soon.


Dr Simon Couillard, MD-MSc

Assistant Professor in Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke

“EpiCentral is an important platform to tackle our rapidly evolving knowledge of the airway epithelium as the epicentre of asthma.”


Professor Pascal Chanez, MD, PhD

Professor in the Department of Respiratory Diseases, University of Aix-Marseille

Biography coming soon.


Assistant Professor Marco Caminati, MD

Assistant Professor in Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Verona

Biography coming soon.


Professor Christopher Brightling, PhD, FMedSci

Clinical Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Leicester and Glenfield Hospital

“My particular area of interest is airway diseases, in particular severe asthma, and trying to understand what are the underlying mechanisms.”


Professor Celeste Porsbjerg, MD, PhD

Professor of Severe Asthma, Bispebjerg Hospital

“I am an expert in severe asthma, and I have a longstanding interest in the airway epithelium.”


Professor Gianni Marone, MD

Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples Federico II

“Our team is working in the Center for Basic and Clinical Immunology Research of the University of Naples Federico II, and focuses on inflammatory mediators in allergic diseases.”


Professor Louis-Philippe Boulet, MD, FRCPC

Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Laval University

“In the last three decades, I’ve been involved in research in asthma and respiratory allergy, as well as in education and knowledge translation in respiratory health.”