I am interested in learning more about lung diseases that affect children.

My research is focused on finding the best way to diagnose and treat different types of asthma. I am particularly interested in learning about the reasons why some children have severe, treatment resistant asthma and finding ways to treat these children effectively. I am also interested in finding the best way to deliver asthma care to children across the province.

I am also involved in projects that look at the effectiveness of different types of therapies that we use for children with cystic fibrosis.


An investigation into biomarkers for the diagnosis of ABPA and aspergillus disease in cystic fibrosis
Pediatric Pulmonology
Karen Keown and Salome Abbott and Boris Kuzeljevic and Jonathan H. Rayment and Mark A. Chilvers and Connie L. Yang
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.24465

A Systematic Review of the Clinical Efficacy and Safety of CFTR Modulators in Cystic Fibrosis.
Scientific reports
Habib AR and Kajbafzadeh M and Desai S and Yang CL and Skolnik K and Quon BS
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-43652-2
PubMed: 31076617

Question 3: Can we diagnose asthma in children under the age of 5¿years?
Paediatric respiratory reviews
Yang CL and Gaffin JM and Radhakrishnan D
DOI: 10.1016/j.prrv.2018.10.003
PubMed: 30528365

Dornase alfa for cystic fibrosis.
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001127.pub4
PubMed: 30187450

In support of point-of-care social needs screening: The effects of five social determinants on the health of children with chronic diseases in British Columbia
Paediatrics & Child Health
Michael Seear and Shazhan Amed and Janis Dionne and Connie Yang and Katherine Tourigny and Alanna De Mello and Zachary Hamilton and Bernardo Garcia Espinosa
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxy090

Response to ‘Comment on the CTS 2015 guidelines for asthma in preschoolers’
Paediatrics & Child Health
L Yang Connie
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxx138

Recognition and management of severe asthma: A Canadian Thoracic Society position statement
Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
J. Mark FitzGerald and Catherine Lemiere and M. Diane Lougheed and Francine M. Ducharme and Sharon D. Dell and Clare Ramsey and M. Connie L. Yang and Andréanne Côté and Wade Watson and Ron Olivenstein and Anne Van Dam and Cristina Villa-Roel and Roland Grad
DOI: 10.1080/24745332.2017.1395250

FOXP1 haploinsufficiency: Phenotypes beyond behavior and intellectual disability?
American journal of medical genetics. Part A
Myers A and du Souich C and Yang CL and Borovik L and Mwenifumbo J and Rupps R and Study C and Lehman A and Boerkoel CF
DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38462
PubMed: 28884888

Intrapleural Dornase and Tissue Plasminogen Activator in pediatric empyema (DTPA): a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Livingston MH and Mahant S and Ratjen F and Connolly BL and Thorpe K and Mamdani M and Maclusky I and Laberge S and Giglia L and Walton JM and Yang CL and Roberts A and Shawyer AC and Cohen E
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-017-2026-0
PubMed: 28646887

Interstitial lung disease in infancy: an unusual presentation of CD40 ligand deficiency
LymphoSign Journal
Victoria Elizabeth Cook and Connie L Yang and Alexia Dabadie and Joanne Luider and Kyla Jade Hildebrand and Anne K Junker and Stuart Turvey
DOI: 10.14785/lymphosign-2017-0003

Forced expiratory values in 1 second corresponding to Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure and Acute Asthma Intensity Research Score values during pediatric acute asthma exacerbations
Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Donald H. Arnold and David P. Johnson and Connie L. Yang and Tina V. Hartert
DOI: 10.1016/j.anai.2017.09.003

Treatment of Pulmonary Exacerbations Improves Short But Not Long-Term Growth Trajectory in Children With Cystic Fibrosis
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Christine Loong and Jessica Breton and Connie L. Yang
DOI: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001311

Dornase alfa for cystic fibrosis.
Paediatric respiratory reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.prrv.2016.09.001
PubMed: 27769785

Dornase alfa for cystic fibrosis
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Connie Yang and Mark Chilvers and Mark Montgomery and Sarah J Nolan
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.cd001127.pub3

Respiratory Presentation of Pediatric Patients in the 2014 Enterovirus D68 Outbreak
Canadian Respiratory Journal
Georgina Martin and Rachel Li and Victoria E. Cook and Matthew Carwana and Peter Tilley and Laura Sauve and Patrick Tang and Akshat Kapur and Connie L. Yang
DOI: 10.1155/2016/8302179

Bleomycin-associated Lung Toxicity in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Alexandra P. Zorzi and Connie L. Yang and Sharon Dell and Paul C. Nathan
DOI: 10.1097/mph.0000000000000424

Diagnosis and management of asthma in preschoolers: A Canadian Thoracic Society and Canadian Paediatric Society position paper
Paediatrics & Child Health
Francine M Ducharme and Sharon D Dell and Dhenuka Radhakrishnan and Roland M Grad and Wade TA Watson and Connie L Yang and Mitchell Zelman
DOI: 10.1093/pch/20.7.353

Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in Preschoolers: A Canadian Thoracic Society and Canadian Paediatric Society Position Paper
Canadian Respiratory Journal
Francine M Ducharme and Sharon D Dell and Dhenuka Radhakrishnan and Roland M Grad and Wade TA Watson and Connie L Yang and Mitchell Zelman
DOI: 10.1155/2015/101572

Bronchial artery-pulmonary artery malformation as a cause of cryptogenic hemoptysis
Pediatric Pulmonology
Zoe Nugent and Vicente Oliveira and Ian MacLusky and Joao Amaral and Bairbre Connolly and Connie L. Yang
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.22689

Administrative Databases Useful For Asthma Surveillance But Overestimate Asthma Prevalence
Connie L. Yang and Elinor Simons and Richard G. Foty and Teresa To and Sharon D. Dell
DOI: 10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2012.185.1_meetingabstracts.a3363

Verifying a questionnaire diagnosis of asthma in children using health claims data
BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Connie L Yang and Teresa To and Richard G Foty and David M Stieb and Sharon D Dell
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2466-11-52

Parental Report Of Asthma Diagnosis Superior To Exhaled Nitric Oxide For Measuring Childhood Asthma Prevalence
Connie L. Yang and Elinor Simons and Richard G. Foty and Teresa To and Sharon D. Dell
DOI: 10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2011.183.1_meetingabstracts.a6361

Questionnaire Diagnosis Of Asthma Leads To Misclassification Compared To Guideline-Based Diagnosis
Connie L. Yang and Elinor Simons and Richard G. Foty and Laura Marshall and Kathleen Nelligan and Teresa To and Sharon D. Dell
DOI: 10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2011.183.1_meetingabstracts.a5466

Bicarbonate therapy improves growth in children with incomplete distal renal tubular acidosis
Pediatric Nephrology
Ajay P. Sharma and Ram N. Singh and Connie Yang and Raj K. Sharma and Rakesh Kapoor and Guido Filler
DOI: 10.1007/s00467-009-1169-y


Retrospective review on the use of intravenous lipids during cystic fibrosis exacerbations.
This project is reviewing if the use of lipids during admissions for cystic fibrosis exacerbations has any effect on short or long term nutrition.

Safety of Inhaled Corticosteroids use in Children and in Pregnancy.
This large surveillance study will examine the safety profiles of different inhaled corticosteroids.

Honours & Awards

Institute of Medical Sciences Academic Development Award

Restracomp Research Competition Winner