Jacqueline A Pongracic

  • 5832 Citations
1982 …2020

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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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Research Output

Heterogeneity of Mild to Moderate Persistent Asthma in Children: Confirmation by Latent Class Analysis and Association with 1-Year Outcomes

Fitzpatrick, A. M., Bacharier, L. B., Jackson, D. J., Szefler, S. J., Beigelman, A., Cabana, M., Covar, R., Guilbert, T., Holguin, F., Lemanske, R. F., Martinez, F. D., Morgan, W., Phipatanakul, W., Pongracic, J. A., Raissy, H. H., Zeiger, R. S. & Mauger, D. T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

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  • Serum IL-6: A biomarker in childhood asthma?

    Jackson, D. J., Bacharier, L. B., Calatroni, A., Gill, M. A., Hu, J., Liu, A. H., Wheatley, L. M., Gern, J. E., Gruchalla, R. S., Khurana Hershey, G. K., Kattan, M., Kercsmar, C. M., Kim, H., O'Connor, G. T., Patel, S., Pongracic, J. A., Wood, R. A. & Busse, W. W., Jun 2020, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 145, 6, p. 1701-1704.e3

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    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 2019, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 143, 5, p. 1760-1768 9 p.

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  • 2 Scopus citations

    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 2019, In : EClinicalMedicine. 7, p. 27-38 12 p.

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    Open Access
  • 12 Scopus citations

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

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

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    1 Scopus citations