Director, Asthma Center

Asthma Center


Michelle M. Cloutier, MD


Education: BS, University of Wisconsin, 1966-1970
MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1970-1974
Residency: Pediatrics, Shands at the University of Florida, 1974-1976
Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonary Center Training Program at the University of Florida, 1976-1978
Pediatric Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hoospital of Philadelphia

Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonology

Faculty Appointment

Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Dr. Cloutier designed the award winning Easy Breathing© program to encourage comprehensive asthma management by pediatric clinicians with the goals of improving the health of children with asthma and reducing unnecessary medical care expenditures.  Dr. Cloutier is currently the Principal Investigator on the following grants:                   

Easy Breathing Statewide Initiative
Funded through the Department of Public Health. The goal of this project is to implement Easy Breathing Statewide in Connecticut

Early Childhood Obesity Prevention: Building Healthier Families and Communities
Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD). This study will examine interventions designed to encourage breastfeeding and other strategies to prevent obesity in newborns and mothers.

Easy Breathing Partnership
Funded by the Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc. The goal of this project is to further reduce asthma morbidity by partnering with CT’s Medicaid vendor

The Asthma Neighborhood: Collaborative for Asthma Equity (CASE) in Children
Funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The goal of this planning grant is to create a multi-sector system of care that integrates and maximizes the impact of existing effective asthma programs and brings them to capacity to reduce asthma morbidity, empower families and promote health equity in underserved, minority children with asthma.

Building Bridges to Improve Asthma Communication
Funded by GlaxoSmithKline through a grant to the University of Colorado. The goal of this project is to improve asthma management by school nurses by increasing communication between primary care clinicians, school nurses and families.