Padmaja Subbarao

Padmaja Subbarao

Company: University of Toronto & McMaster University

Job title: Director, CHILD Cohort Study


Padmaja Subbarao MD, MSc, FRCP(C) is a Senior Scientist and Pediatric Respirologist at the Hospital for Sick Children.  She is the Director of the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study.  She is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and Physiology at the University of Toronto.

She has held a New Investigator Award from CIHR for clinical research and her lab has been continuously funded by CIHR and AllerGen NCE since 2005. Dr. Subbarao is a co-Principal investigator with Drs. Turvey (lead), Finlay and Kobor on a multi-million dollar grant Genome Canada to investigate the role of the microbiome in asthma.  More recently, this year, she along with co-PI, Dr. Meghan Azad lead a grant targeted towards improving our understanding of the role of breastmilk on modifying the effect of early life exposures and microbiome in the development of asthma.

Her expertise is in phenotyping and characterizing asthma from infancy; this includes the studying lung function measurements from infancy to improve diagnostics and phenotyping of asthma.  She hopes to understand the developmental origins of chronic obstructive lung disease and factors related to persistence and remission through studying the role of environmental exposures.


Harnessing the Strength of Cohorts: Longitudinal Phenotypes from the CHILD Cohort Study 1:40 pm

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