Andrea J. Apter, MD,MA,MSc

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Professor CE of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Section of Allergy and Immunology
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division
829 West Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-2775
Fax: (215) 662-2425
Education:
B.A. (with High Honors)
University of Connecticut (Mathematics), 1970.
M.A.
Temple University (Mathematics), 1972.
Post-Bacca (Pre-Health Program)
University of Pennsylvania, 1980.
M.D.
University of Pennsylvania, 1984.
M.Sc
Harvard School of Public Health (Epidemiology), 1997.
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Description of Research Expertise

epidemiology
asthma
drug allergy
adverse drug reactions
health disparities
adherence
patient-physician communication
clinical research
quality of life
qualitative research

Description of Clinical Expertise

allergy-immunology
asthma
drug allergy
rhinitis
sinusitis
urticaria
food allergy
immunodeficiency
anaphylaxis
angioedema
atopic dermatitis

Selected Publications

Buckey T, Morales K, Apter AJ: Identifying Baseline Differences in Autonomy in Patients with Moderate-Severe Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol 147: AB167, 2021.

Apter AJ, Carroll J, Maher N, Ericson B, Cardet JC, Tulchinsky A, Rodriguez-Louis J, Cohen RI, Colon- Moya A, Forth V, Morales-Cosme W, Israel E. : Nebulizer Use by Black and Latinx patients with Moderate to Severe Persistent Asthma. AJRCCM 2021 2021.

Israel E, Cardet JC, Carroll JK, Fuhlbrigge AL, Pace WD, Maher NE, She L, Rockhold FW, Fagan M, Forth VE, Hernandez PA, Manning B, Rodriguez-Louis J, Shields JB, Coyne-Beasley T, Kaplan BM, Rand CS, Morales-Cosme W, Wechsler ME, Wisnivesky JP, White M, Yawn BP, McKee MD, Busse PJ, Kaelber DC. Nazario S, Hernandez ML, Apter AJ, Chang KL, Pinto-Plata V, Stranges PM, Hurley LP, Trevor J, Casale TB, Chupp G, Riley IL, Shenoy K, Pasarica M, Calderon-Candelario RA, Tapp H, Baydur A : A randomized, open-label, pragmatic study to assess reliever triggered inhaled corticosteroid in African American/Black and Hispanic/Latinx adults with asthma: Design an methods of the PREPARE trial Contemporary Clinical Trials 101: 1-16, 2021.

Apter AJ, Bryant-Stephens T, Perez L, Morales KH, Howell JT, Mullen A, Han X, Canales M, Rogers M, Klusaritz H, Localio AR.: Patient Portal Usage and Outcomes Among Adults with Uncontrolled Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol: In Practice 8: 965-70, March 2020.

Gleeson PK, Feldman S. Apter AJ.: Controller Inhalers: Overview of Devices, Instructions for Use, Errors, and Interventions to Improve Technique. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 8: 2234-2242, 2020.

Apter A, Perez L, Han X, Ndicu G, Localio A, Park H, Mullen AN, Klusaritz H, Rogers M, Cidav Z, Bryant-Stephens T, Bender BG, Reisine ST, Morales KH: Patient Advocates for low-income adults with moderate-severe asthma: a randomized clinical trial. J Allergy Clin Immunol: In Practice 8: 3466-73, 2020.

Patel P, Appel S, Apter A: Health Care Utilization in Urban Young Adults with Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. Accepted for presentation 2020 Annual Meeting of American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology 2020.

Hvisdas C, Gleeson PK, Apter AJ: Cost considerations for clinicians prescribing biologic drugs: Who Pays. J Allergy Clin Immunol 146: 266-9, 2020.

Bryant Stephens T, Williams YE, Minto N, Apter AJ, Localio AR, Stewart Y, Kenyon C.: Adaptation Of School Based Asthma Therapy In A Large Urban Cohort. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Accepted for Oral Presentation at 2020 Annual Congress of the American Thoracic Society. Philadelphia, May 19, 2020. 2020.

Marx, D., Wolk, C., Bryant-Stephens, T., Lieberman, A., Kenyon, C., Apter, A. J., Williams, Y., Localio, R., Shults, J., Stewart, Y., & Beidas, R: School staff and school characteristics related to implementation of evidence-based practices for asthma management in schools. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Thoracic Society Conference 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May, 2020. 2020.

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Last updated: 03/19/2021
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