An Innovative Approach to Improving Asthma Control for World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers through Telehealth Enriched Asthma Management (WTC-TEAM)

Project Number
1 R21 OH012253-01
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Fiscal Year Awarded
Project Duration
2 year


Exposure to airborne toxins among rescue and recovery workers who responded to the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster provoked several respiratory conditions, including asthma. This project will address the unique needs of WTC rescue and recovery workers by developing an innovative approach to optimizing asthma care, the Telehealth Enriched Asthma Management (TEAM) program, to promote self- management. We will test this intervention as well as evaluate telehealth capabilities, not only to improve asthma care and outcomes, but also to improve healthcare coordination and develop knowledge to optimally respond to patients with other chronic disease management needs.


Study Design: pre-post educational interventional study


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Principal Investigator: Erin Thanik, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
(212) 241-7069