The 2nd Congress of

Abstract Submissions

International Society of Pediatric Respiratory Diseases

The Only Global Congress Focused on Pediatric Respiratory Diseases


Susanna McColley Headshot July 2022

Susanna A. McColley

Susanna A. McColley, MD, FAAP, ATSF is Professor of Pediatrics in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Scientific Director for Interdisciplinary Research Partnerships at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Her primary research focus is cystic fibrosis includes epidemiology, clinical trials of new therapies, improving newborn screening for diagnostic timeliness and equity, and new tools for diagnosis and disease monitoring.  

As Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology, she is a continuous learner who is dedicated to not only providing a venue for new research, but for reviews, case reports and commentaries that support evidence-based clinical practice, recognition of rare conditions and innovations in the care of children with respiratory disease.

She is determined to improve health equity through research, dissemination, educational initiatives and fostering career development.   At Northwestern University, she co-leads a course on antiracism in science, directs a National Institutes of Health funded postdoctoral training program, and co-directs a career development core for early career faculty underrepresented in biomedical research through an NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustained Transformation grant.

Her work is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Rosenau Family Research Foundation, and Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute.