HUD grant aids Indoor Environmental Quality Lab's smartphone app research
CEGE faculty member Karen Dannemiller and her research group, received a $999,884 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to develop a rapid smartphone-based application that tests house dust for allergens which commonly cause asthma symptoms. The project will include a collaboration between Dannemiller's Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory (IEQ) and Nationwide Children's Hospital's Asthma Express Program, which provides outreach and education to area families with children who suffer from severe asthma attacks. "We're particularly passionate about helping asthmatic children," stated Dr. Dannemiller in fall of 2019, when she discussed the smartphone app's promise in a story published by Ohio State's College of Engineering.
The grant was part of a $9.4 million package awarded to 13 universities and public health organizations on October 26, 2020.