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

Chioma Udemgba, Sandeep K Sarkaria, Patrick Gleeson, Tyra Bryant-Stephens, Princess U. Ogbogu, Paneez Khoury, Andrea J. Apter: New Considerations of Health Disparities within Allergy and Immunology. J Allergy Clin Immunol 151: 314-23, 2023

Baptist AP, Apter AJ, Gergen PJ, Jones BL.: Reducing health disparities in asthma: how can progress be made? JACI Pract 11: 737-45, 2023.

Bailey J ,... Apter AJ...: Patients commonly use the PARTICS Rescue Inhaled Corticosteroid Supplementation Strategy Post-Trial and find it helpful for Asthma Control. AAAAI 2023 meeting 2023.

Salciccioli JD, Hurley L, Crane L, Maher N, Ericson B, Apter AJ Cardet JC, Calderon-Candelario RA, Staton e, Cohen RI Kaelber D, Wechsler M, Israel E. : Impact of COVID-19 on health-bnuaehaviors in moderate-to-severe asthma: a survey of the PREPARE study cohort. AAAAI 2023 annual meeting 2023. 2023.

Gleeson P, Morales K, Christie J, Apter AJ , Aimes S. : Factors Associated with Asthma Biologic Prescribing and Adherence Among Adults in a Major Multi-Hospital Health System. AAAAI national meeting 2023.

Rotella K, Apter AJ, Davis CM, Nyenhuis SM, Ramsey NB: Race-Specific Reference Equations are Worse than Universal Equations at Predicting COPD Outcomes. J Allergy Clin Immunol Inpractice 11: 664-665, 2023.

Ogbogu PU, Noroski LM, Arcoleo K, Reese BD, Apter AJ: Methods for Cross-Cultural Communication in Clinic Encounters JACI INPRACTICE 10 : 893-900, 2022.

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

Greiwe J, Honsinger R, Hvisdas C, Chu DK, Lang DM, Nicklas R, Apter AJ: Boxed warnings and off-label use of allergy medications: risks, benefits, and shared decision making. J Allergy Clin Immunology: In Practice 147: 3057-3063, 2022.

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Last updated: 09/05/2023
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