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.


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, Catherine Lemiere, M. Diane Lougheed, Francine M. Ducharme, Sharon D. Dell, Clare Ramsey, M. Connie L. Yang, Andréanne Côté, Wade Watson, Ron Olivenstein, Anne Van Dam, Cristina Villa-Roel, Roland Grad
DOI: 10.1080/24745332.2017.1395250

Interstitial lung disease in infancy: an unusual presentation of CD40 ligand deficiency
LymphoSign Journal
Victoria Elizabeth Cook, Connie L Yang, Alexia Dabadie, Joanne Luider, Kyla Jade Hildebrand, Anne K Junker, 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, David P. Johnson, Connie L. Yang, 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, Jessica Breton, Connie L. Yang
DOI: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001311

Dornase alfa for cystic fibrosis
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Connie Yang, Mark Chilvers, Mark Montgomery, 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, Rachel Li, Victoria E. Cook, Matthew Carwana, Peter Tilley, Laura Sauve, Patrick Tang, Akshat Kapur, Connie L. Yang
DOI: 10.1155/2016/8302179

Bleomycin-associated Lung Toxicity in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Alexandra P. Zorzi, Connie L. Yang, Sharon Dell, 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, Sharon D Dell, Dhenuka Radhakrishnan, Roland M Grad, Wade TA Watson, Connie L Yang, 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, Sharon D Dell, Dhenuka Radhakrishnan, Roland M Grad, Wade TA Watson, Connie L Yang, Mitchell Zelman
DOI: 10.1155/2015/101572

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

Administrative Databases Useful For Asthma Surveillance But Overestimate Asthma Prevalence
Connie L. Yang, Elinor Simons, Richard G. Foty, Teresa To, 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, Teresa To, Richard G Foty, David M Stieb, 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, Elinor Simons, Richard G. Foty, Teresa To, 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, Elinor Simons, Richard G. Foty, Laura Marshall, Kathleen Nelligan, Teresa To, 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, Ram N. Singh, Connie Yang, Raj K. Sharma, Rakesh Kapoor, 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