David Peden, MD, MS

Adjunct Professor
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Harry S. Andrews Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology
CB #7310
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Dr. Peden holds a number of Senior Administrative Positions, in addition to the faculty positions listed above.
They are:

Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research, School of Medicine

Vice Chair for Translational Research, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Service Director for Team Science, NC Translational and Clinical Science Institute (CTSA)

Director, Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, & Lung Biology

Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology, & Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Honors and Awards

President-Elect (Secretary/Treasurer, 2015-2016, President-Elect, 2016-2017, President, 2017-2018, Past President, 2018-2019)
2016-2017, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology,

Top Doctors List
2012-present, U.S. News and World Report

Best Doctors listing for Allergy and Immunology

Teaching Interests

Faculty member in the Curriculum of Toxicology

Representative Courses

“Susceptible Populations” & “Air Pollution and Asthma” lectures in ENVR 732 - Health effects of air pollution

Lectures for Allergy fellows: Asthma, Sinusitis, Immunodeficiency, Food Allergy, Drug Allergy

Research Activities

Translational and clinical research in environmental lung disease.

The impact of environmental agents and pollutants on respiratory and systemic inflammation and physiology, which impacts airway diseases such as asthma, COPD, inhalational injury and airway infection as well as triggering cardiovascular events.

The examination of inflammatory processes and mechanisms in the respiratory tract and extending basic science findings to humans. This includes developing and performing innovative and high quality pre-clinical and clinical investigation of novel treatments for lung and allergic diseases.


  • MD, Medicine, West Virginia University, 1984
  • MS, Pharmacology and Toxicology, West Virginia University, 1984
  • BA, cum laude, Biology, West Virginia University, 1980