• Jun 3
  • University News

Spirometry: A built-in ‘correction’ for race?

Questions for Lundy Braun

<p>The spirometers doctors use to measure lung capacity automatically make “corrections” for the patient’s race. Lundy Braun, professor of medical science at Brown University, has led a systematic review of the research underlying race correction and found that race is rarely defined or skillfully considered. The work, reported in the <em>European Respiratory Journal</em>, raises timely questions about the role of race in medical research.</p>