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The Lovinsky-Desir Research team is focused on understanding and addressing factors in the urban environment that contribute to pediatric asthma. The current research emphasis is on understanding how to keep urban children physically active while avoiding potentially harmful pollutant exposures. To that end we are studying physical activity patterns in urban children, locations of physical activity throughout the urban landscape, inhaled doses of pollution during physical activity, and physical activity and pollution in New York City schools. The research efforts have been in collaboration with the Inner City Asthma Consortium and the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health.