Dr. Qingling Duan is a principal investigator of the CHILD Cohort Study and in this role, her team leads the integrative analyses of the genomics data with environmental exposures as well as multiple microbiomes (i.e. gut, breastmilk and nasal) for the study of asthma and related outcomes. The overarching goal of her research program is to identify and characterize novel biological mechanisms underlying multifactorial traits such as childhood asthma and atopic diseases.