Respiratory Therapy


Douglas E. Masini

Department Head


East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
Pre-doctoral Fellowship with Dr. Gunapala Edirisooriya
2001 Doctor of Education (EdD)
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA)

Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee
1997 Master of Arts (MAEd)
Adult Education

Regents College, Albany, New York
1990 Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Liberal Arts - Allied Health Teaching / Psychology

Owen Brown School of Echocardiography, Deerfield Beach, Florida
1986 Certificate
M-mode, 2D, Color flow Doppler

University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
1983 Associate of Applied Science (AASc)
Respiratory Care


 Ramsey, J., Bridges, T., & Masini, D.E. (2013) Georgia Asthma Coalition ACCP community grant.
 Masini, D.E. (2013) The night eating disorder: A familial link?
 Krishnaswamy, G., DeGroot, N., & Masini, D.E. (2013). pNO in asthma (in process).

 Behringer, D., Warnock, S., & Masini, D.E. (2012). Implement community asthma education. (IRB# 1028).
 Mohon, R.T., Masini, D.E., Samples, D.A., Keene, K.S., & Byington, R. (2008). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in children in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
   (IRB# 07-156s).
 Sigmon, J., Loyd, J., Krishnaswamy, G., Masini, D.E., Pardue, B., & Stiles, R. (2007). Asthma knowledge in medical professionals and students (IRB#  06-129e).
 May, A.S., Elolia, R, Masini, D.E., Byington, R. (2006). Asthma intervention pilot project in school children, Sullivan County, TN (Completed first phase, June 2008).
 Asthma Intervention and Management (2006). AIM program protocol.  Study concluded February 1, 2006 with MedMatRx (2005) titled Job site asthma education.
   (ERC ID: 70-1015-001). 
 Mohon, R. (2003). National Airway Clearance Registry (NACR). A study on outcomes related to high-frequency chest wall oscillation using the Vest®.  IRB ID: 03-206s.
 Pappas, G. & Mohon, R. (2005). Bioavailability of Aqua-E® in malabsorbing patients. A study of Vitamin E supplements in cystic fibrosis patients. IRB ID: 04-199.
 National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP).
 Participant and regional coordinator for 2008 NBRC / AMP Validation Examinations of CRT, RRT-W, RRT-CSE.


AT Stills: Lekita Pounds' dissertation committee member, 2013.

Armstrong: DeGroot, N.P.
Pulmonary effects of dioxin exposure from burn pits in the war on
   terror. GSRC Student Seminar 2013, Student Research accepted poster; submitted to AARC
   Open Forum, 2013. 
Byrd, A. Chemical composition of meconium. GSRC Student Seminar,
Dell, K. Difficult intubations due to facial trauma in young males. GSRC Student Seminar,

 Walden University: Harbin, D. PhD in Psychology, ‘Resilience in geriatrics.’ 2011-present.

 SCAD: Hafke, K. MFA, Masters thesis ‘The relationship between chromotherapy and color
   theory in the healthcare environment: a study of the psychological and physiological effects on
   human quality of life.’ Committee member, graduated Spring, 2011, MFA.


 Masini, D.E. Asthma literacy in the asthma community.TheChestPhysician;April2012;(7)4.
 Masini, D.E. Intervention: Pediatric smoking cessation. RespiratoryTherapy
 Masini, D.E. Two lives inseparable: Pediatric organ donation.
 Masini, D.E. Medical marijuana. FocusJournal;Sept/Oct2010; 28-29.
 Masini, D.E. Pulmonary vasodilation. FocusJournal;Jul/Aug2010;30-31
 Keene, S., Mohon, R., Samples, D., Masini, D, & Byington, R. BMI percentile a potential tool for
pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. JournalCanadiendeThérapieRespiratoire:
Masini, D.E. Creating an owners manual for asthma. FocusJournal;May/Jun2010;

and Book chapters:
 Masini, D.E. The Promise of an Accidental Pedagogy. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic
ISBN 978-3-8383-4746-2.
 Tietsort, J., McPeck, M., & Masini, D.E. Respiratory care protocols. Erie, CO: Respiratory
   Management Consultants. ISBN: 978-0-615-37171-7.

 Masini, D.E. 'Ethics of Health Care Delivery', (book chapter) in Hess, D.R., MacIntyre, N.R.,
   Mishoe, S.C., Galvin, W.F., Adams, A.B., Respiratory care: Principles and practice. Sudbury,
   MA:   Jones and Bartlett Learning. ISBN:-13:978-0-7637-6003-8


 2009-2013 Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Mercer College of Medicine.  2010-2011 Children’s Hospital, Resp. Therapist, Cystic Fibrosis Multidisciplinary

 2006-2013 Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, James Quillen College of Medicine.
 2006-2013 Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accreditation site visitor.


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