epidemiology of lung diseases, asthma, COPD, outcomes; environmental; particulate matter, allergens, health disparities
Experiences & Accomplishments
My research focuses on identifying factors that cause or provoke asthma. We have been interested especially in air pollutants (particulate matter, NO2, secondhand smoke) and allergens (including mouse) that are especially problematic in inner city homes. We are studying the effects of these pollutants and allergens on inflammation and oxidative stress. More recently, we have begun examing how dietary patterns, especially a Western style diet may increase susceptibility to inhalable pollutants and allergens.
1. Sharma HP, Hansel NN, Matsui EC, Diette GB, Eggleston PA, Breysee PN. Indoor Environmental Influences on Children’s Asthma. Pediatr Clin N Am. 2007;54:103-120
2. Hansel NN and Diette GB. Gene Expression Profiling in Human Asthma. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2007; 4(1):32-6.
3. Matsui EC, Eggleston PA, Breysse PN, Rand CS, Diette GB. Mouse allergen-specific antibody responses in inner-city children with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007;119(4):910-5.
4. Schmier JK, Manjunath R, Halpern MT, Jones ML, Thompson K, Diette GB. The impact of inadequately controlled asthma in urban children on quality of life and productivity. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2007;98(3):245-251.
5. Okelo SO, Wu AW, Merriman B, Krishnan JA, Diette GB. Are Physician Estimates of Asthma Severity Less Accurate in Black than in White Patients? J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22(7):976-81.