Basic-Translational Research
Patrick Belvitch, MD
Steven Dudek, MD, ATSF
Dustin Fraidenburg, MD
Jeffrey Jacobson, MD

Irena Levitan, PhD
Viswanathan Natarajan, PhD
Gye Young Park, MD
Sunit Singla, MD

Clinical-Outcomes Research
Kevin Haas, MD
Min Joo, MD
Kevin Kovitz, MD, MBA
Jerry A. Krishnan, MD, PhD
Marisol Munoz, MSN, FNP-BC
Mary Pasquinelli, DNP, FNP-BC
Bharati Prasad, MD

Israel Rubinstein, MD

Health Services Research
Andrea Pappalardo, MD


Andrea A. Pappalardo, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics


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Community and School-Based Implementation Science Approaches to Health Equity in Asthma and Allergic Diseases

Andrea A. Pappalardo, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy at the University of Illinois at Chicago–UI Health. She received her BA from Washington University in St. Louis, her MD from University of Illinois at Chicago, completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at University of Chicago, and a fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital. She has been practicing clinical allergy immunology across the lifespan in a variety of settings including: urban, suburban and community practice for over ten years. She is the Medical Director of the Mobile Care Chicago Asthma and Allergy Program, and the Medical Director of CHECK, a care coordination program for Medicaid recipients in Illinois. Dr. Pappalardo is now shifting her career focus to improving healthcare access through implementation-science based healthcare innovation. Health equity is central to Dr. Pappalardo’s work as she focuses on health-related policy implementation, such as stock inhalers for schools, for communities state-wide that aim to provide critical medication access to all with respiratory symptoms during the school day.

Selected Key Publications

  1. Pappalardo AA, Wang T, Martin MA. CHECK: Multi-level Real-World Pediatric Asthma Care Coordination: Results and Lessons Learned. J Asthma. 2022 Sep 24;:1-19. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2022.2129063. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36151882.
  2. Pappalardo AA, Martin MA, Weinstein S, Pugach O, Mosnaim GS. Improving Adherence in Urban Youth With Asthma: Role of Community Health Workers. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2022 Sep 1;. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2022.08.030. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36058514.
  3. Trivedi M, Pappalardo AA, Udoko M, Garg A, Phipatanakul W, Szefler SJ, Nyenhuis SM. Social Determinants of Health in Asthma Through the Life Course. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2022 Apr;10(4):953-961. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2021.12.032. Epub 2022 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 35033702.
  4. Volerman A, Lowe AA, Pappalardo AA, Anderson CMC, Blake KV, Bryant-Stephens T, Carr T, Carter H, Cicutto L, Gerald JK, Miller T, Moore NS, Phan H, Sadreameli SC, Tanner A, Winders TA, Gerald LBEnsuring Access to Albuterol in Schools: From Policy to Implementation. An Official ATS/AANMA/ALA/NASN Policy Statement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Sep 1;204(5):508-522. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202106-1550ST. PubMed PMID: 34499024; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8491259.
  5. Coleman AT, Sharma H, Robinson A, Pappalardo AA, Vincent E, Fierstein JL, Frazier M, Bilaver L, Jiang J, Choi JJ, Kulkarni A, Fox S, Warren C, Mahdavinia M, Tobin M, Assa’ad A, Gupta R. Access to Allergen-Free Food Among Black and White Children with Food Allergy in the FORWARD Study. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2022 Jan;10(1):182-188. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2021.08.005. Epub 2021 Aug 19. PubMed PMID: 34419681.

Current Lab Members

Paige Hardy, MPH Student, Research Associate
Jessica Wrona, MPH Student, Pediatrics Summer Scholar
Caroline Youssef, MD, Research Associate
Semmy Adeleke, UIC Medical Student, Pediatrics Summer Scholar

Former Trainees

Caroline Alvarez, CDIS Summer Scholar
Michael Gonzalez, MD, Research Associate
Raktima Dasgupta, MPH


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