Associate Professor of Medicine
Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine

Professional Bio

Dawn Newcomb, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology and Associate Professor of Medicine within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Newcomb earned her PhD from the University of Michigan and did her post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University. She has a long-standing interest and robust research program focused on mechanisms of airway inflammation in asthma. Her research has defined many of the mechanisms describing how sex hormones modulate lung immune responses in asthma.

Dr. Newcomb is an Associated Editor for the Journal of Immunology, a Review Editor for Frontiers in Asthma, and she is actively involved in the American Thoracic Society and the American Academy for Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. She has spoken at international academic conferences on her work and authored over 70 publications.

Dr. Newcomb also serves on many VUMC institutional committees, recruits new trainees, and actively participates in the VI4 and Vanderbilt Center for Immunobiology. She is a nationally recognized researcher that is committed to her research, teaching/mentoring, and service opportunities at VUMC.


PhD - Molecular & Integrative Physiology - Univ of Michigan - 2007
Fellowship - Allergy Pulmonary - Vanderbilt University - 2010