Directors:

Dr. Lyne Scott
Dr. Scott is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (USC Keck School of Medicine), Allergy and Immunology Division Chief, Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Training Program Director, and Co-Director of the Breathmobile Program at LAC+USC Medical Center.  Dr. Scott has extensive knowledge regarding the infrastructure of the Breathmobile Program, implementation of disease management principles in asthma disease tracking, and outcomes results for the Breathmobile Program. Dr. Scott has participated in several peer-reviewed publications describing findings of the LAC+USC Breathmobile Program and is the lead author on a collaborative manuscript describing outcomes for Breathmobile Programs across the country. She has received funding from National Institutes of Health for health disparities research. Her interests include improving access to effective asthma care for children in Los Angeles.
Dr. Marilyn Li
Dr. Li is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (USC Keck School of Medicine), Section Chief Outpatient Services of Allergy and Immunology Division, Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Training Program Assistant Director and Co-Director of the Breathmobile Program at LAC+USC Medical Center.  Dr. Li  is an Ambassador for the Breathmobile Program, presenting asthma disease management principles, at various local, state, and national meetings. Her interests include improving patients understanding of asthma and their medications.

Healthcare Providers:

Dr. Salima Thobani
Dr. Thobani is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (USC Keck School of Medicine) and Section Chief of Community Education and Outreach for the Division of Allergy and Immunology.  She provides ongoing asthma care to patients in the LACUSC hospital-based clinics and the Breathmobiles.  Dr. Thobani is an active member of several national asthma and allergy organizations. She has presented her research findings nationally.  She takes pleasure in teaching and enjoys clinical research in asthma and respiratory health in the adult and pediatric populations.  She currently is evaluating factors that contribute to uncontrolled asthma for inner city patients.
Dr. Tania Kimia
Dr. Kimia is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (USC Keck School of Medicine) and Breathmobile physician. During the course of her education and career, she has received multiple teaching awards for excellence. Dr. Kimia is an active member of several local, state, and national asthma and allergy organizations.  Her research interests are asthma as a chronic disease, urticaria (hives), and food allergies.  She enjoys establishing long-term treatment relationships with her patients.
Grace Dale, MSN, RN, CPNP, AE-C
Ms. Dale is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner in the Breathmobile program.  She received highest honors in her Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and graduated at the top of her class from the pediatric nurse practitioner program.  She has worked as a clinical provider as well as research investigator in the field of asthma and allergies for many years. Her research has been published nationally.  Ms. Dale is a certified asthma educator, serving as a preceptor for both nurse practitioner and medical students at the University of Southern California and University of California, Los Angeles.  Her current research interests include patient education, air pollution and asthma, and adherence with prescribed asthma controller medications.
Dr. Kenny Kwong
Dr. Kwong is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center), Section Chief of Research and Grants- Allergy and Immunology Division, and former Division Chief of Harbor UCLA Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Kwong has worked with the Breathmobile Program since its inception in 1995. He is the recipient of several grants from National Institutes of Health and private foundations. Areas of expertise include pediatric asthma disease management principles, neonatal lung development, and health outcomes research related to asthma and chronic diseases. He has over 35 publications including research outcomes involving asthma control and air pollution.