Dennis Onyeka Frank-Ito

Frank-Ito

Associate Professor in Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

My research interests include modeling the effects of human airway anatomy on respiratory airflow patterns, deposition of inhaled gases and particle transport using computational fluid dynamics.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor in Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

Education

  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2013
  • Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 2010

Research Interests

Modeling the effects of human airway anatomy on respiratory airflow patterns, deposition of inhaled gases and particle transport using computational fluid dynamics.

Courses Taught

  • BIOLOGY 493: Research Independent Study
  • EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Sicard, RM; Shah, R; Frank-Ito, DO, Analyses on the influence of normal nasal morphological variations on odorant transport to the olfactory cleft., Inhal Toxicol (2022), pp. 1-9 [10.1080/08958378.2022.2115175] [abs].
  • Gosman, RE; Sicard, RM; Cohen, SM; Frank-Ito, DO, Comparison of Inhaled Drug Delivery in Patients With One- and Two-level Laryngotracheal Stenosis., Laryngoscope (2022) [10.1002/lary.30212] [abs].
  • Popper, C; Martin, H; Shah, R; Sicard, R; Hodges, K; Frank-Ito, DO, Intranasal Spray Characteristics for Best Drug Delivery in Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis., Laryngoscope (2022) [10.1002/lary.30155] [abs].
  • Ji, KSY; Frank-Ito, D; Abi Hachem, R; Issa, K; Johnson, C; Mohamedaly, O; Goldstein, BJ; Jang, DW, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Cystic Fibrosis: Variables Influencing Sinonasal and Pulmonary Outcomes., Am J Rhinol Allergy, vol 36 no. 3 (2022), pp. 307-312 [10.1177/19458924211059606] [abs].
  • Shah, R; Frank-Ito, DO, The role of normal nasal morphological variations from race and gender differences on respiratory physiology., Respir Physiol Neurobiol, vol 297 (2022) [10.1016/j.resp.2021.103823] [abs].