New grant funding to meet increasing need for pediatric asthma education and intervention in South Texas
Genny Carrillo, M.D., Sc.D. provides asthma education near the Texas-Mexico border, which will include home-based interventions targeting asthmatic children 5-12 years of age.
An increase in industrial expansion and trade has led to higher air pollution along the Texas-Mexico border. Astounding childhood asthma rates in Hidalgo County - among the highest in the state - and research linking childhood asthma to prenatal exposure to air pollution has prompted a team of Texas A&M Health Science Center researchers to dig deeper into the issue with an end-goal of developing intervention strategies to combat the adverse effects of air pollution.