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Dr. Radmila "Rada" Choate is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology.  

Dr. Choate's research is primarily focused on epidemiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, and other lung conditions.  

Currently, her work focuses on disease severity, symptom burden and health-related behaviors in patients with chronic pulmonary diseases. Her research is supported by the COPD Foundation and AlphaNet.

Dr. Choate's Curriculum Vitae

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  • PhD, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • University of Kentucky
  • MPH, Epidemiology
    • University of Kentucky
  • MD, General Practice
    • Tbilisi State Medical University

Selected Publications

  • Choate R, Mannino DM, Holm KE, Sandhaus RA. Comparing patients with ZZ versus SZ alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency: findings from AlphaNet’s disease management program. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation. 2019; 6(1):29.
  • Eden E, Choate R, Barker A, et al. The clinical features of bronchiectasis associated with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, common variable immunodeficiency and primary ciliary dyskinesia--results from the U.S. Bronchiectasis Research Registry. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation. 2019; 6(2): 145-153.
  • Choate R, Mannino DM. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: epidemiology, clinical presentation, and evaluation. JCOM. 2017 Apr;24(4).
  • Metersky ML, Aksamit TR, Barker A, Choate R, Daley CL, Daniels LA, DiMango A, Eden E, Griffith D, Johnson M, Knowles M. The prevalence and significance of Staphylococcus aureus in patients with non–cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2018 Mar;15(3):365-70.
  • Pasquale CB, Vietri J, Choate R, McDaniel A, Sato R, Ford KD, Malanga E, Yawn BP. Patient-Reported Consequences of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation. 2019; 6(2):132.

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