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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-4589

Board Certified

"My focus is on making sure the child and family are comfortable and well-informed throughout their visit and that all their questions and concerns are addressed."

My Biography & Research

Biography

As a pediatric allergist, I specialize in all areas of pediatric allergy including food allergy, eczema, asthma, seasonal allergies and medication allergies. I enjoy working with families and being a partner in their child’s health. My focus is on making sure the child and family are comfortable and well-informed throughout their visit and that all their questions and concerns are addressed.

My dream as a child was to become a pediatrician. I was fortunate to work with wonderful mentors, including my own pediatrician, to explore my interest. I love the field of allergy and immunology and having the opportunity to assist families through their healthcare journey. It’s very gratifying to help children of all ages.

In addition to seeing patients, I also do research — primarily on food allergies and how to treat them. I also support asthma and eczema research, where we work to find more effective care and prevention options for atopy (hypersensitivity to allergens).

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dog. We like to explore both new and familiar places in Cincinnati.

Clinical Interests

Food allergy; allergic rhinitis; eczema and asthma

Research Interests

Treatment of food allergies; asthma; eczema

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Allergy and Immunology

Research Divisions

Allergy and Immunology

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2009.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Fellowship: Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2012; Allergy and Immunology, 2014.

My Publications

Practical Guidance for the Evaluation and Management of Drug Hypersensitivity: Specific Drugs. Broyles, AD; Banerji, A; Barmettler, S; Biggs, CM; Blumenthal, K; Brennan, PJ; Breslow, RG; Brockow, K; Buchheit, KM; Cahill, KN; et al. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Practice. 2020; 8:S16-S116.

Clinical testing for COVID-19. Ward, S; Lindsley, A; Courter, J; Assa'ad, A. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2020; 146:23-34.

Immunoglobulin E blockade during food allergen ingestion enhances the induction of inhibitory immunoglobulin G antibodies. Stranks, AJ; Minnicozzi, SC; Miller, SJ; Burton, OT; Logsdon, SL; Spergel, JM; Nadeau, KC; Pongracic, JA; Umetsu, DT; Rachid, R; et al. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 2019; 122:213-215.

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, KL; Sicherer, S; Sampson, H; Cianferoni, A; Whitehorn, TB; Petroni, D; et al. EClinicalMedicine. 2019; 7:27-38.

Investigating innate immune mechanisms in early-life development and outcomes of food allergy. Dang, A; Logsdon, S; Hogan, SP. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2018; 142:790-792.

What is new in food allergy diagnostics? A practice-based approach. Logsdon, S; Assa'ad, A. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 2016; 117:462-464.