Finding Reputable Research on COPD

Government Agencies

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, a branch of the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, provides information on COPD, including an overview, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and clinical trials.  They also offer information in a video format.


The American Lung Association is a voluntary health organization focused on healthy lungs and healthy air, and was founded in 1904.  The ALA provides information on COPD management, including a personal management plan and report card, as well as research and facts.

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) provides a fact sheet on COPD., a service of the American Academy of Family Physicians, provides information on COPD.

Non-Profit Institutions

The Mayo Clinic is a non-profit medical practice providing patient care, medical research, and academic education.  Their website provides a definition, symptoms, diagnosis, and coping mechanisms for COPD.


U.S. News & World Report ranks National Jewish Health as one of America’s Best Hospitals.  Along with providing clinical procedures to patients, National Jewish Health participates in scientific research and education.  Their website provides information on COPD symptoms, overview, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and management.

The Cleveland Clinic is also ranked as one of America’s Best US Hospitals, and is another source for information on COPD.

Helpful Websites & Search Engines provides information on healthy living with COPD, and is a service of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

MedlinePlus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, and provides information and resources for COPD.