Dr. Arzu Ari is a professor of respiratory care and the associate dean for research at Texas State University. Dr. Ari’s primary area of research is aerosol medicine. Her research interest has manifested in 85 peer-reviewed articles, 84 abstracts, 17 book chapters, two clinical practice guidelines, and two books. She gave more than 320 presentations at conferences worldwide. Dr. Ari has been recognized as an outstanding faculty and received 34 prestigious awards for her accomplishments in research and education. Her work received the prestigious Monaghan/Trudell Award for Aerosol Technique Development three times in the past ten years. She received the Mitchell Baran Achievement Award for Clinical Excellence in Aerosol and Airway Clearance Therapies and the Hector Leon Garza Achievement Award for Excellence in International Respiratory Care.
Dr. Ari is the Guest Editor of Pharmaceutics and the Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal for Respiratory Care. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Aerosol Medicine. As a strong advocate for the development of the respiratory care profession worldwide, Dr. Ari has served as the Governor of Turkey at the International Respiratory Care Council for 25 years and promotes the profession of respiratory care around the world. Dr. Ari has also served on numerous committees of the American College of Chest Physicians, American Respiratory Care Foundation, International Society for Aerosols in Medicine, American Association for Respiratory Care, COPD Foundation, and the Turkish Respiratory Society. Dr. Ari is also the Chair of the International Education Recognition System.