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Deepa Rastogi, M.B.,B.S.

Dr. Deepa Rastogi

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Respiratory Medicine)

Joseph S. Blume Faculty Scholar in Pediatric Development


Professional Interests

We are investigating the mechanisms underlying pediatric obesity-related 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 the non-atopic inflammatory patterns among obese children with asthma.


Selected Publications


Rastogi D, Fraser S, Oh J, Huber AM, Schulman Y, Bhagtani RH, Khan ZS, Tesfa L, Hall CB, Macian F. Inflammation, metabolic abnormalities and pulmonary function among obese asthmatic urban adolescents. Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 2015; 191(2): 149-160.

Rastogi D, Bhalani K, Hall CB, Isasi CR. Association of pulmonary function with adiposity and metabolic abnormalities in urban minority adolescents. Ann Am Thoracic Soc. 2014; 11(5):744-52.

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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