Dr. Arzu is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Research at Texas State University. Her primary area of research is aerosol medicine, which is closely tied to significant developments with a global impact on the practice of aerosol drug delivery to patients with pulmonary diseases. Dr. Ari’s interest in research has manifested in 85 peer-reviewed articles, 84 conference proceedings, 17 book chapters, two clinical practice guidelines, and two books. She gave 318 presentations at conferences worldwide. She is the first author of the book entitled “A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices for Respiratory Therapists, 2nd ed.” published by the American Association for Respiratory Care in 2009. Her book was downloaded by approximately 3 million people worldwide and translated into Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Turkish, and Arabic. Since October 2000, Dr. Ari has received 32 prestigious awards for her accomplishments in research and education. She is the only researcher who received the Monaghan/Trudell Fellowship for Aerosol Technique Development from the American Respiratory Care Foundation three times. Dr. Ari is also the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship and the Mitchell Baran Achievement Award for Clinical Excellence in Aerosol Therapies and the Hector L. Garza Achievement Award for Excellence in International Respiratory Care.
Dr. Ari is the guest editor of Pharmaceutics, the review editor of Frontiers in Drug Delivery, and the associate editor of the Canadian Journal for Respiratory Care, She also serves on the editorial board 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 respiratory care profession worldwide. Dr. Ari has also served on numerous committees at the American College of Chest Physicians, American Respiratory Care Foundation, International Society for Aerosols in Medicine, American Association for Respiratory Care, COPD Foundation, and Turkish Respiratory Society. Dr. Ari is also the Chair of the International Education Recognition System.