Sima Ramratnam, MD, to Serve on American Thoracic Society Workshop on SDOH

Sima K. Ramratnam, MD

Sima Ramratnam, MD, assistant professor, Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, is invited to serve as a discussant at an American Thoracic Society Workshop, titled “Research Priorities in Pediatric Severe Asthma: Addressing the Impact of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and Systemic Racism on Children with Difficult-to-Treat and Severe Asthma.” Recent data indicates that SDOH should be considered carefully in the interpretation of the results of asthma clinical research and their implications for care. The goal of this workshop is to provide a comprehensive assessment of key research priorities around SDOH and systemic racism in pediatric difficult-to-treat and severe asthma. The participants of this workshop will develop a report for the ATS summarizing the discussion and recommendations.