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UNC Asthma Registry for Kids

We are creating and maintaining a registry of kids and teens with wheezing and/or asthma, as well as non-asthmatics (who will serve as the comparator group), seen at UNC clinics. This kind of registry will allow us to understand how wheezing and asthma changes over time in kids and teens. This registry will also help us identify which kids and teens are able to participate in future asthma research studies.

Age & Gender

  • 1 years ~ 18 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)
  • Visits can be combined with regular clinical appointments


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

We will offer families whose child has been diagnosed with wheezing or asthma to come once a year for an in-person study visit. During your child's visit, we will ask you and your child or teen to fill out questionnaires related to environmental exposures and to wheezing or asthma. We will offer to do lung function testing in children greater than age 6. Participants can also choose to provide nasal samples, saliva samples and/or blood samples. For participants who do not have a history of asthma or wheezing, there will be a single study visit. Participants can provide nasal, saliva and/or blood samples.


Up to $60 per visit for participants with a history of wheezing or asthma; Up to $35 for participants without a history of wheezing or asthma

In-person visits:
Total length of participation:
0-18 years

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • You wheeze or have asthma

Not eligible if:

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Primary immunodeficiency
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung disease
  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • No history of wheezing or asthma

Not eligible if:

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Primary immunodeficiency
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung disease
  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Primary Visit Location

Children's Research Institute
UNC Children's Specialty Services Raleigh
2801 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Michelle Hernandez
Pediatrics - Allergy Immunology and Rheumatology

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Child and Teen Health
Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Lungs and Breathing

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