Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Respiratory Medicine)
Joseph S. Blume Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Development
We are investigating mechanisms underlying asthma among urban minority children. Since obesity is an independent risk factor for asthma among minority populations, we are elucidating the mechanisms underlying the association of obesity with childhood asthma. Having shown that systemic inflammation associated with obesity-related asthma in children is non-atopic, our lab is investigating the role of epigenetics in establishing non-atopic inflammatory patterns among obese children with asthma.
Rastogi D, Suzuki M, Greally J. Differential epigenome-wide DNA methylation patterns in childhood obesity-associated asthma. Sci Rep 2013 Jul 16;3:2164.
Rastogi D, Madhok N, Kipperman S. Caregiver asthma knowledge, aptitude and practice in high healthcare utilizing children: Effect of an educational intervention. Ped Allergy Immunol Pulmonol 2013; 26(3):128-139
Vo P, Makker K, Matta E, Hall CB, Arens R, Rastogi D. The Association of Overweight and Obesity with Spirometric Values in Minority Children Referred for Asthma Evaluation. J Asthma 2013; 50(1): 56-63
Khan UI, Rastogi D, Isasi CR, Coupey SM. Independent and Synergistic Association of Asthma and Obesity with Systemic Inflammation in Adolescents. J Asthma 2012; 49(10): 1044-50
Rastogi D, Khan UI, Isasi CR, Coupey SM. Associations of Obesity and Asthma with Functional Exercise Capacity in Urban Minority Adolescents. Ped Pulmonol 2012 Oct; 47(11): 1061-9
Rastogi D, Canfield S, Andrade A, Hall CB, Isasi CI, Rubinstein A, Arens R. Obesity-associated asthma in children- a distinct entity. Chest 2012; 141(4): 895-905
Long CB, Ramos I, Rastogi D, Manwani D, Janow G, Delrio M, Mayers M, Herold BC, Fernandez –Sesma A, Madan R. Humoral and cell-mediated immune responses to monovalent 2009 influenza A/H1N1 and seasonal trivalent influenza vaccines in high risk children. J Pediatr 2012; 160(1): 74-81
Lovinsky S, Rastogi D. Prescription Habits for Preventative Medications among Pediatric Emergency Department Physicians at an Inner-city Teaching Hospital. J Asthma 2010 Nov;47(9):1011-4.
Rastogi D, Gupta S, Kapoor R. Comparison of Asthma Knowledge, Management and Psychological Burden among Parents of Asthmatic Children From Rural and Urban Neighborhoods in India. J Asthma 2009; 46(9): 911-5
Rastogi D, Wang C, Mao X, Lendor C, Rothman PB, Miller RL. Antigen-Specific Immune Responses to Influenza Vaccine In Utero. J Clin Invest. 2007; 117(6):1637-46
Rastogi D, Reddy M, Neugebauer R. Comparison of patterns of allergen sensitization among inner-city hispanic and African American children with asthma. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2006; 97(5):636-42.
Rastogi D, Wang C, Lendor C, Rothman PB, Miller RL. T helper 2 polarization among asthmatics during and following pregnancy. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 2006; 36: 892-898
Rastogi D, Shetty A, Neugebauer R, Harijith A. NHLBI Guidelines and Asthma Management Practices among Inner-City Pediatric Primary Care Providers. Chest 2006; 129(3): 619-623
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