Jacqueline A Pongracic

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1982 …2022
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Research Interests

I became interested in the field of allergy/immunology (A/I) as a medical student at Northwestern. After residency, I decided to pursue a career in A/I. During my training, I worked with leaders in food allergy and childhood asthma so I was attracted to these exciting areas in which mechanistic discoveries and advances in clinical therapeutics were being made. I have had a fulfilling career as a faculty member at NUFSM and attending physician at Lurie Children's for my entire career and as Division Head of A/I since 2004.

Food Allergy: My interests include pathogenesis of allergen sensitization and food allergy, as well as conducting clinical trials of immunomodulatory interventions for food allergy. Asthma: My interests lie in understanding the factors which contribute to health disparities, particularly in inner-city children with asthma and its greater morbidity/mortality as compared to non-inner city populations. I am especially interested in the relationships between allergen sensitization, exposure and morbidity for cockroach, rodents and fungi. I have also been engaged in clinical trials to improve therapy and address gaps in childhood asthma.

Food allergy, especially IgE-mediated food allergy including food-induced anaphylaxis. Childhood asthma, especially severe persistent asthma and labile asthma with frequent exacerbations

Certifications and Licenses

Internal Medicine
Allergy & Immunology

Training Experience

1988Residency, North Shore University Hospital
1991Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1985

Research interests

  • Asthma
  • Food Allergy

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Anaphylaxis Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1982 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

A computerized decision support tool to implement asthma guidelines for children and adolescents

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases–sponsored Inner-City Asthma Consortium, May 1 2019, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 143, 5, p. 1760-1768 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Program Evaluation
Randomized Controlled Trials
Random Allocation
2 Citations (Scopus)

A Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Multisite Study Using Omalizumab-facilitated Rapid Desensitization to Test Continued vs Discontinued Dosing in Multifood Allergic Individuals

Andorf, S., Purington, N., Kumar, D., Long, A., O'Laughlin, K. L., Sicherer, S., Sampson, H., Cianferoni, A., Whitehorn, T. B., Petroni, D., Makhija, M. M., Robison, R. G., Lierl, M., Logsdon, S., Desai, M., Galli, S. J., Rael, E., Assa'ad, A., Chinthrajah, S., Pongracic, J. A. & 5 others, Spergel, J. M., Tam, J., Tilles, S., Wang, J. & Nadeau, K., Jan 1 2019, In : EClinicalMedicine. 7, p. 27-38 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (U.S.)

Challenges in assessing the efficacy of systemic corticosteroids for severe wheezing episodes in preschool children

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's AsthmaNet, May 1 2019, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 143, 5, p. 1934-1937.e4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Respiratory Sounds
Preschool Children
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
9 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of Epicutaneous Immunotherapy vs Placebo on Reaction to Peanut Protein Ingestion among Children with Peanut Allergy: The PEPITES Randomized Clinical Trial

Fleischer, D. M., Greenhawt, M., Sussman, G., Bégin, P., Nowak-Wegrzyn, A., Petroni, D., Beyer, K., Brown-Whitehorn, T., Hebert, J., Hourihane, J. O. B., Campbell, D. E., Leonard, S., Chinthrajah, R. S., Pongracic, J. A., Jones, S. M., Lange, L., Chong, H., Green, T. D., Wood, R., Cheema, A. & 13 others, Prescott, S. L., Smith, P., Yang, W., Chan, E. S., Byrne, A., Assa'Ad, A., Bird, J. A., Kim, E. H., Schneider, L., Davis, C. M., Lanser, B. J., Lambert, R. & Shreffler, W., Mar 12 2019, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 321, 10, p. 946-955 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Peanut Hypersensitivity
Randomized Controlled Trials

Immunoglobulin E blockade during food allergen ingestion enhances the induction of inhibitory immunoglobulin G antibodies

Stranks, A. J., Minnicozzi, S. C., Miller, S. J., Burton, O. T., Logsdon, S. L., Spergel, J. M., Nadeau, K. C., Pongracic, J. A., Umetsu, D. T., Rachid, R., MacGinnitie, A. J., Schneider, L. C. & Oettgen, H. C., Feb 1 2019, In : Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 122, 2, p. 213-215 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Immunoglobulin E
Immunoglobulin G