Juan Celedón, MD, DrPH

Juan Celedon, MD, DrPH
Principal Investigator


  • 2001 DrPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass.
  • 1988 MD, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogota, Colombia


  • 1997-2000 Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1992-1995 Fellow, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brown University Alpert School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1990-1992 Resident, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York
  • 1989-1990 Intern, Department of Medicine, Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, New York

Research Interests

A pulmonologist and genetic epidemiologist committed to research, mentoring, and patient care, Dr. Celedón’s research goals are to identify genetic factors and early-life environmental exposures that influence the development of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly in ethnic minorities.

Dr. Celedón’s research group has made key contributions to the understanding of the roles of racial ancestry and genetics, stress, obesity, and vitamin D insufficiency in the pathogenesis of airway diseases.

Clinical Activities

Board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, Dr. Celedón is Chief of Service, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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