Asthma Mobile Health Study


With apps powered by Apple’s new ResearchKit, you can easily participate in medical research studies and help contribute to improving healthcare. Our team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai invites you to join our Asthma Mobile Health study. This app is a personalized tool that helps you to gain greater insight into your asthma, avoid triggers, adhere to treatment plans, and take charge of your health.

The Asthma Health app helps you to track your asthma symptoms, allows you to review trends, gives you feedback on your progress, and provides personalized reminders to take your prescribed medications. The Asthma Health app has even added new features that allow you to share information collected on the app with your doctor.

We aim to help patients experience fewer asthma-related limitations and less distress – with better symptom control, fewer unexpected medical visits, and improved quality of life.

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New Feature: Click here to learn how 23andMe customers can seamlessly integrate their genetic data into the Asthma Health App

Asthma Health Map: Click here to view a state-by-state breakdown of study participants and asthma triggers, along with some featured stories from our participants. Note: only participants with location services turned on are included in this map

Key Features

Record and track your:

  • Daytime and nighttime asthma symptoms and how they affect your daily activities
  • Daily usage of controller and rescue inhalers
  • Triggers such as colds, increased physical activity, strong smells, exhaust fumes, house dust, and animals
  • Emergency department visits, medical visits, and changes in medication
  • Peak Flow
  • Inhaler usage
  • Physical activity through Apple Health App-enabled devices

Share with your Asthma doctor:

  • A concise summary of your recent asthma symptoms
  • An overview of your current asthma control, to help guide medical decisions

Receive reminders and notifications about:

  • Your medications
  • Local air quality

Get Educated:

  • Learn proper inhaler technique
  • Watch physician-approved videos for tips on effective asthma management



To join this research study on Asthma, you need to:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Have doctor-diagnosed asthma
  • Have been prescribed medication for asthma
  • Not be pregnant
  • Live in the United States

This app will read and/or write data from Apple’s Health App, and periodically track location data, with your permission.

Apple Health App Data Access

This app will read and write the following Apple Health App data with your permission:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Peak Expiratory Flow Rate

This app will read the following Apple Health App data with your permission:

  • Biological Sex
  • Date of Birth
  • Inhaler Usage
  • Sleep Analysis
  • Steps



Yu-Feng Yvonne Chan, MD, PhD, Director of Personalized Medicine and Digital Health, is the principal investigator (PI) responsible for the Asthma research project design and execution, along with 3 co-principal investigators (PIs):

  • Eric Schadt, PhD, Director of the Icahn Institute, Chair of Dept. of Genetics & Genomic Sciences
  • Joel Dudley, PhD, Director of Biomedical Informatics
  • Linda Rogers, MD, Asthma Clinical Director

Participant Stories

We are proud to have had over 8,600 participants in our Asthma Mobile Health Study since its launch on March 9, 2015. Click here to read some of their stories.

 The Asthma Health App was co-developed with LifeMap Solutions

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The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai understands how important the privacy of personal information is and we respect your privacy choices. Click here to find out more


Install the app today and join the fight against asthma.