Albert Rizzo, MD, on Preventing Future Respiratory Pandemics: the American Lung Association’s New Initiative


The American Lung Association (ALA) has launched a $25 million initiative to end the current COVID-19 pandemic and defend against any future respiratory virus pandemics. In this podcast, Albert A. Rizzo, MD, chief medical officer of the ALA, explains current management challenges and how developments from the COVID-19 Action Initiative may address those challenges.


Additional Resource:

COVID-19 Action Initiative. American Lung Association. Updated April 24, 2020. Accessed April 27, 2020.


Albert A. Rizzo, MD, is the chief medical officer of the American Lung Association. He is also chief of the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware.