Beth Laube, Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
200 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Beth L. Laube holds a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland and is currently Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Laube is an aerosol scientist who served as President of the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM) from 2003 to 2005 and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Aerosol Medicine. She is also a member of the American Thoracic Society. From 2003-2007, she served on the advisory committee to the World Health Organization Product Development Group for the Aerosolized Measles Vaccine Project. From 2005-2006, she served on the National Academy of Science’s Committee on Animal Models for Testing Interventions Against Aerosolized Bioterrorism Agents. Dr. Laube is a frequent advisor to pre-doctoral candidates and post-doctoral fellows at the Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Maryland and has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Laube’s research involves in vivo and in vitro quantification of the deposition and removal of particles in healthy and diseased lungs and noses, using radiolabeled aerosols and scintigraphic imaging assessments. Computer analyses of the scintigraphic images provide improved methods for assessing the efficacy of a variety of inhaled medications that are administered to the lung or nose. This approach is very useful in the development of aerosol therapies for treating asthma and cystic fibrosis and for answering basic physiologic questions about mucociliary clearance, a major lung defense mechanism.