Peggy Lai MD MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Dr. Lai is a physician scientist at Masschusetts General Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is trained in both Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and also spends a significant amount of time on research endeavors. Her research interest is in the role environmental exposures impact lung disease in vulnerable sub-populations, with the goal of combining “big data” approaches with rigorous epidemiology to answer patient-oriented questions. She is currently leading a randomized controlled trial of solar lighting in rural Uganda to reduce household air pollution, is completing a randomized controlled trial of small-scale livestock farms in Uganda to evaluate the role of livestock introduction on changes in the human microbiome, airway inflammation, and carriage of antimicrobial resistance genes in the human gut, and is also involved in studies evaluating the contribution of the classroom microbiome to asthma morbidity in inner-city children living in the United States.