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Understanding exposure effects — linking research to public health

About Us

Welcome to the website for the Chan-Yeung Centre for Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease (COERD). COERD is an academic program located at Vancouver General Hospital and affiliated with the University of British Columbia.

Image description Our Air Pollution Exposure Lab (APEL) is a state of the art facility that helps us learn more about the effects of air pollution on health.

We are dedicated to researching lung diseases related to workplace and environmental exposures in addition to operating a clinic for patients with these illnesses.

Our centre is named after Dr. Moira Chan-Yeung, a pioneer in occupational and environmental respiratory research. We also operate the Occupational Lung Disease Clinic at The Lung Centre at Vancouver General Hospital for patients with concerns regarding occupational or environmental exposures contributing to respiratory diseases, including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, cancer and pleural disease.

Our Mission

The mission of COERD is to be the world-leading controlled human exposure lab, leveraging interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork excellence to provide a robust mechanistic understanding of exposure-induced lung pathophysiology that informs plausible policy, preventive and therapeutic interventions and develops the next generation of research leaders.

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