Andrea J. Apter

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Professor CE of Medicine
Senior Fellow , Center for Public Health Initiatives
Co-Director , University of Pennsylvania Comprehensive Asthma Program, Philadelphia, PA
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 Itmat Expertise

asthma, health disparities, health literacy, innovation science

Selected Publications

Schatz M, Zeiger RS, Vollmer WM, Mosen D, Apter AJ, Stibolt TB, Leong A, Johnson MS, Mendoza G, Cook EF: Validation of a beta-agonist long-term asthma control scale derived from computerized pharmacy data. J Allergy Clin Immunol 117: 995-1000, 2006.

Apter, A.J., Kinman, J.L., Bilker, W.B., Herlim, M., Margolis, D.J., Hennessy, S., Lautenbach, E., Strom, B.L.: "Is There a Cross-Reactivity Between Penicillins and Cephalosporins?" Investigation Using a Large Electronic Medical Record Database. Under Review. Am J Med 119(4): e11-9, Apr 2006.

Apter, A.J., Weiss S.T.: Chapter 46:Asthma Epidemiology" Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases & Disorders, 4th Edition. New York: McGraw Hill. Fishman, A., Fishman, J.A., Grippi, M.A., Kaiser, L.B., Senior, R.M. (eds.). McGraw Hill, 1: 787-798, 2008.

Rao VU, Apter AJ.: Evaluating the Internet as a Source of Information about Steroids for Asthma Patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol In press, 2006.

Kim, C., Feldman, H.I., Joffe, M., Tenhave, T., Boston, R.C., Apter, A.J.: "The influences of earlier adherence and symptoms on current symptoms." J Allergy Clin Immunology 115: 810-814, 2005.

Schatz, M., Mosen, D., Apter, A.J., Zeiger, R.S., Vollmer, W.M., Stibolt, T., Leong, A., Johnson, M.S., Mendoza, G., Cook, F.E.: "Relationships among quality of life, severity, and control measures in asthma: an evaluation using factor analysis." J Allergy Clin Immunol 115: 564-570, 2005.

Schatz, M., Mosen, D., Apter, A.J., Zeiger, R.S., Vollmer, W.M., Stibolt, T., Leong, A., Johnson, M.S., Mendoza, G., Cook, F.E.: Improved asthma outcomes with allergy specialist care: a population-based cross section analysis. Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology 116: 1307-13, December 2005.

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