Jessica Bon Field, M.D., M.S.

Veterans Health Foundation

Jessica Bon Field, M.D., M.S.

Investigator Research Interests


  • Pulmonary Research, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Assistant Professor Of Medicine (PACCM), University of Pittsburgh

What are the 3 most important questions that define your research program?

  1. What is the clinical phenotype of individuals with COPD and musculoskeletal disease?
  2. How does autoimmunity and systemic inflammation contribute to bone mineral density loss in COPD?
  3. What role does autoimmunity and systemic inflammation play in muscle atrophy in COPD?

What are five key words that best describe your areas of interest?

  1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  2. Emphysema
  3. Osteoporosis
  4. Sarcopenia
  5. Systemic inflammation

What are up to 5 technologies, models, methods, analytical approaches or other forms of expertise that characterize your research program?

  1. Longitudinal cohort of veterans with moderate to severe COPD with detailed clinical, physiologic, molecular, and radiographic phenotyping
  2. Quantitative CT analysis of lung parenchyma, chest muscle and fat, coronary artery calcifications