Andrea J. Apter, MD,MA,MSc

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Professor CE of Medicine
Senior Fellow , Center for Public Health Initiatives
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
B.A. (with High Honors)
University of Connecticut (Mathematics), 1970.
Temple University (Mathematics), 1972.
Post-Bacca (Pre-Health Program)
University of Pennsylvania, 1980.
University of Pennsylvania, 1984.
Harvard School of Public Health (Epidemiology), 1997.
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Description of Research Expertise

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

Description of Clinical Expertise

drug allergy
food allergy
atopic dermatitis

Selected Publications

Israel E, ...., Apter A: Reliever-Triggered Inhaled Glucocorticoid in Black and Latinx Adults with Asthma. New England Journal of Medicine Feb 2022.

Cardet JC, Pace, W, Carroll J, Fuhlbrigge A,... Apter A....: An Add-On Relieverl-Triggered Inhaled Cortocsteroid Strategy Reduces Severe Asthma mxacerbations in a Real-World Study of Africn American/Blaci and Hispanic/Latinx Patients with Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med in press, 2022 Notes: Accepted for presentation at Mini-Symposium (Breakthroughs in Pediatric and Adult Asthma Clinical trials) at American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting, May 16, 2022

Ramsey NB, Apter AJ, Israel E, Louisias M, Noroski L, Nyenhuis SM, Ogbogu PU, Perry TT, Wang J, Davis CM: Deconstructing the Way We Use Pulmonary Function Test Race-Based Adjustments. J Allergy Clin Immunol PRact 2022.

*Elliot Israel, M.D.1, *Juan Carlos Cardet, M.D., M.P.H.2, Jennifer K. Carroll, M.D., M.P.H.3,4, Anne L. Fuhlbrigge, M.D., M.S.5, Lilin She, Ph.D.6, Frank W. Rockhold, Ph.D.6, Nancy E. Maher, M.P.H.1, Maureen Fagan, D.N.P., F.N.P.-B.C., F.A.A.N.7, Victoria E. Forth, M.A, M.M.S., P.A.-C.1, Barbara P. Yawn, M.D., M.Sc.8, Paulina Arias Hernandez, M.S.W1, Jean M. Kruse, B.A.1, Brian K. Manning, M.P.H.4, Jacqueline Rodriguez-Louis, M.P.H., M.Ed.1, Joel B. Shields, M.A.4, Brianna Ericson, M.P.H.1, Alex D. Colon-Moya, M.P.H.9, Suzanne Madison, Ph.D., M.P.H.10,Tamera Coyne-Beasley, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., F.S.A.H.M.11, Gretchen M. Hammer, M.P.H.12, Barbara M. Kaplan, M.P.H.13, Cynthia S. Rand, Ph.D.14, Janet Robles15, Opal Thompson16 , Michael E. Wechsler, M.D., M.M.S.C17, Juan P. Wisnivesky, M.D., Dr.P.H.18, M. Diane McKee, M.D., M.S.19, Sunit P. Jariwala, M.D.19, Elina Jerschow, M.D., M.Sc.20, Paula J. Busse, M.D.21, David C. Kaelber, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.22, Sylvette Nazario, M.D.23, Michelle L. Hernandez, M.D.24, Andrea J. Apter, M.D., M.Sc., M.A.25, Ku-Lang Chang, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.26, Victor Pinto-Plata, M.D.27, Paul M. Stranges, Pharm.D.28, Laura P. Hurley, M.D., M.P.H.29, Jennifer Trevor, M.D.30, Thomas B. Casale, M.D.2, Geoffrey Chupp, M.D.31, Isaretta L. Riley, M.D., M.P.H.32, Kartik Shenoy, M.D.33, Magdalena Pasarica, M.D., Ph.D.34, Rafael A. Calderon-Candelario, M.D., M.Sc.35, Hazel Tapp, Ph.D.36, Ahmet Baydur, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P.37, Wilson D. Pace, M.D.3: Reliever-Triggered Inhaled Steroid in Black and Latinx Adults with Asthma. New England Journal of Medicine In press, 2022.

Ramsey N, Apter AJ, Israel E, Louisias M, Noroski L, Nyenhuis S, Ogbogu PU, Perry T, Wang J, Davis CM : Deconstructing the Way We Use PUlmonary Function Test Race-based Adjustments. JACI INPRACTICE In press, 2022.

Bryant-Stephens T, Williams Y, Kanagasundaram J, Apter A, Kenyon CC, Shults J. : The West Philadelphia asthma care implementation study (NHLBI#U01HL138687). Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications 24;: 1-9, 2021.

Xie S, Meeker JR, Perez L, Eriksen W, Localio A, Park H, Jen A, Goldstein M, Temeng AF, Morales SM, Christie C, Greenblatt R, Barg FK, Apter AJ, Himes B.: Feasibility and acceptability of monitoring personal air pollution exposure with sensors or asthma self-management. Asthma Research and Practice 7, 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.

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

Ogbogu PU, Matsui ED, Apter AJ: COVID-19, health disparities, and what the allergist-immunologist can do. J Allergy Clin Immunol 146: in press, 2021.

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