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Butsch Kovacic M, Martin LJ, Biagini Myers JM, He H, Lindsey M, Mersha TB, Ji H, Khurana Hershey GK. Genetic Approach Identifies Distinct Asthma Pathways In Overweight vs. Normal Weight Children. Allergy. 2015 May 23. doi: 10.1111/all.12656. [Epub ahead of print]
Mersha TB, Martin LJ, Biagini Myers JM, Kovacic MB, He H, Lindsey M, Sivaprasad U, Chen W, Khurana Hershey GK. Genomic Architecture of Asthma Differs by Sex. Genomics. 2015 Mar 25. pii: S0888-7543(15)00051-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ygeno.2015.03.003. [Epub ahead of print]
Sauter SL, Wells SI, Zhang X, Hoskins EE, Davies SM, Myers KC, Mueller R, Panicker G, Unger ER, Sivaprasad U, Brown DR, Mehta PA, Butsch Kovacic M. Oral human papillomavirus is common in individuals with Fanconi Anemia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomaker Prev. 2015 March pii: cebp.0097.2015. [Epub ahead of print]
Katzenellenbogen RA, Carter JJ, Stern JE, Butsch Kovacic MS, Mehta PA, Sauter SL, Galloway DA, Winer RL. Skin and Mucosal Human Papillomavirus Seroprevalence in Persons with Fanconi Anemia. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2015 Feb 4. pii: CVI.00665-14. [Epub ahead of print]
Kovacic MB, Stigler S, Smith A, Kidd A, Vaughn LM. Beginning a Partnership with Photo Voice to Explore Environmental Health and Health Inequities in Minority Communities. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Oct 27;11(11):11132-51. doi: 10.3390/ijerph111111132.
Winer RL, Huang CE, Cherne S, Stern JE, Butsch Kovacic MS, Mehta PA, Sauter SL, Galloway DA, Katzenellenbogen RA. Detection Of Human Papillomavirus In The Oral Cavities Of Persons With Fanconi Anemia. Oral Dis. 2014 Aug 27. doi: 10.1111/odi.12286. [Epub ahead of print]
Biagini Myers JM, Martin LJ, Butsch Kovacic M, Mersha TB, He H, Pilipenko V, Lindsey MA, Ericksen MB, Bernstein DI, LeMasters GK, Lockey JE, Khurana Hershey GK. Epistasis between serine protease inhibitor Kazal-type 5 (SPINK5) and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) genes contributes to childhood asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 May 13. pii: S0091-6749(14)00520-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.03.037. [Epub ahead of print]
Epstein TG, LeMasters GK, Bernstein DI, Ericksen MB, Martin LJ, Ryan PH, Biagini Myers JM, Butsch Kovacic MS, Lindsey MA, He H, Reponen T, Villareal MS, Lockey JE, Bernstein CK, Khurana Hershey GK. Genetic variation in small proline rich protein 2B as a predictor for asthma among children with eczema. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2012 Mar;108(3):145-50. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2012.01.004.
Martin LJ, Gupta J, Butsch Kovacic M, Biagini Myers JM, Patterson TL, Ericksen MB, He H, Gibson AM, Baye TM, Heeman AM, Sha S, Eissa T, Khurana Hershey GK. Variants in the autophagy-related 5gene (ATG5) are associated with asthma. PLoS One. 7(4):e33454. 2012.
Hoskins EE, Morreale RJ, Werner SP, Higginbotham JM, Brown DR, Laimins LA, Lambert PF, Gillison ML, Nuovo GJ, Wikenheiser-Brokamp KA, Witte DP, Kim MO, Davies SM, Mehta PA, Butsch Kovacic M*, Wells SI* (*Co-corresponding authors). The fanconi anemia pathway limits human papillomavirus replication. J Virol. 86(15):8131-8. Aug 2012.
Butsch Kovacic M, Biagini Myers JM, Martin LJ, Lindsey M, Patterson TL, Sauter S, Ericksen MB, Ryan PH, Assa’ad A, Lierl M, Fischer T, Kercsmar C, McDowell K, Lucky AW, Sheth, AP, Hershey AD, Ruddy RM, Rothenberg M, Khurana Hershey GK. The Greater Cincinnati Pediatric Clinic Repository (GCPCR): A novel framework for asthma and allergy Research. Pediatr Allergy Immunol Pulmonol. 25(2):104-113. Jun 2012.
Butsch Kovacic M, Biagini Myers JM, Patterson TL, Lindsey M, Ericksen MB, He H, Gupta J, Sivaprasad U, Gibson AM, Tsoras AM, Chen W, Musaad S, Baye TM, Khurana Hershey GK. Identification of KIF3A as a novel candidate gene for childhood asthma using RNA expression and population allelic frequencies differences. PLoS One. 6(8):e23714. 2011.
Myers KC, Bleesing JJ, Davies SM, Zhang X, Martin LJ, Mueller R, Harris RE, Filipovich AH, Butsch Kovacic M, Wells SI, Mehta PA. Impaired immune function in children with fanconi anemia. British Journal of Hematology. 154(2):234-40. Jul 2011.
Cortina S, Drotar D, Ericksen M, Lindsey M, Patterson TL, Biagini Myers JM, Butsch Kovacic M, Khurana Hershey GK. Genetic biomarkers of health-related quality of life in pediatric asthma. Journal of Pediatrics. 159(1):21-26.e1. Jul 2011.
Baye TM, Butsch Kovacic M, Biagini Myers JM, Martin LJ, Lindsey M, Patterson TL, He H, Ericksen MB, Gupta J, Tsoras AM, Lindsley A, Rothenberg ME, Wills-Karp M, Eissa NT, Borish L, Khurana Hershey GK. Differences in candidate gene association between European ancestry and African American asthmatic children. PLoS One. 2011 Feb 28;6(2):e16522. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016522.
Reszka, KJ, Sallans L, Brown K, McGraw DW, Butsch Kovacic M, Britigan BE. Airway peroxidases catalyze nitration of the β2-agonist salbutamol and decrease its pharmacological activity. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 336:1–10. 2011.
Sherrill JD, Gao PS, Stucke EM, Blanchard C, Collins MH, Putnam PE, Franciosi JP, Kushner JP, Abonia JP, Assa'ad AH, Kovacic MB, Biagini Myers JM, Bochner BS, He H, Hershey GK, Martin LJ, Rothenberg ME. Variants of thymic stromal lymphopoietin and its receptor associate with eosinophilic esophagitis.. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Jul;126(1):160-5.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2010.04.037.
Butsch Kovacic M, Katki H, Kreimer A, Sherman ME. Epidemiologic analysis of histologic cervical inflammation: relationship to human papillomavirus infections. Human Pathology. 39: 1088-1095. 2008.
Gravitt P, Butsch Kovacic M (co-first authors), Castle PE, Herrero R, Schiffman M, Concepción Bratti M, Hildesheim A, Morales J, Alfaro M, Sherman ME, Wacholder Rodriguez AC, Burk RD. Viral load of human papillomavirus type 16 is uniquely associated with cervical disease. Inter. Journal of Cancer. 121(12):2787-93. 2007.
Fanconi Anemia as a Model for Susceptibility to Human Papillomavirus Infection. Principal Investigator. NIH/NHLBI. 07/01/2011-06/30/2016.
Serology as a Biomarker for Immune Response to Vaccination and Exposure in Fanconi Anemia. Co-Investigator. Fanconi Anemia Research Fund. 07/01/2012-06/30/2013.
COACHing to Improve the Health of Youth Living in the Urban Core. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/CoreChange. 07/01/2012-06/30/2013.
Epithelial Genes in Allergic Inflammation. Co- Investigator. NIH/NIAID Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Center. 07/01/2011-06/30/2016.
Asthma Intervention. Co- Investigator. The John A Schroth Family Charitable Trust Foundation. 1/01/2012-12/31/2012.
Epigenetic influences of diesel exhaust particles in asthmatic children and their unaffected siblings. Co-Investigator. University of Cincinnati Center for Environmental Genetics. 4/01/2012-3/30/2012.
Photo of a fire truck taken while visiting the fire station during PhotoVoice Project.
The 2012-2017 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Strategic Plan emphasizes partnerships with community stakeholders to capture critical missing information about the effects of environment on health and to improve translation of study results, a daunting task for many traditionally-trained researchers. Our team therefore undertook a PhotoVoice Project as a first step in establishing a participatory partnership and to appreciate the lived experiences of and build trust with youth visiting an urban community center in a high-risk, low-income, African American neighborhood located along a busy, polluted interstate.
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