Faculty Advisor

Cheetham, Ronald D.


A simple yet disturbing trend has been noted in the past two decades regarding not only the prevalence of asthma among the population, but also of the increase in healthcare costs for everybody involved in asthma care, especially the patients. There are many hypotheses regarding this tremendous increase in both the numbers of individuals affected by asthma and of the unfortunate rapidly rising healthcare coverage costs for proper patient care. This IQP provides a thorough evaluation of the current literature and issues surrounding the asthma epidemic.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology