Why is research important? Research creates a path to advance scientific knowledge about how the human body works and how diseases develop. It leads to improved patient care and the discovery of new treatments. Investing in research saves lives. Learn more about the research process and different types of research.


Clinical research is at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical research helps scientists and clinicians learn more about the science behind a disease, new therapies and how to improve care. Clinical trials are part of clinical research, and scientists and clinicians use clinical trials to evaluate new ways to prevent, detect or treat a disease. Learn more about clinical research and how clinical trials work.


Scientists and clinicians need patients as a partner in research studies and clinical trials. Clinical research involves a collaboration with the medical community and the patient community affected by the disease. No one knows pulmonary hypertension (PH) like those who live with it every day. Patients can provide insight about PH that researchers and physicians do not have. Every treatment that exists today is the direct result of individuals who have stepped up to volunteer for research. Find out what it means to participate in research and how to be involved in PH clinical trials, PVDOMICS, the PHA Registry and other PHA research opportunities.


PHA’s research strategy targets innovative pulmonary hypertension (PH) research and supports ongoing research efforts to advance PH research towards a cure and a better understanding of the disease. Learn more about new and ongoing research including grant funding opportunities and past PHA grant awardees.


Learn more about recent PH research updates and advancements, including the latest issue of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, PHA’s quarterly medical journal.

Funding for this project was possible in part by support from Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.