LAC+USC Breathmobile Program
Selected Publications:

  1. Mobile Healthcare Operations and Return on Investment in Predominately Underserved Children with Asthma: The Breathmobile™ Program.
    Morphew T, Scott L, Li M,  Galant SP, Wong W, Garcia Lloret MI, Jones F, Bollinger ME, and Jones CA.
    Population Health Management. Aug 2013.
  2. Achieving and maintaining asthma control in inner-city children.
    Scott L, Morphew T, Bollinger ME, Samuelson S, Galant S, Clement L, O’Cull K, Jones F, Jones CA.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jul;128(1):56-63. Epub 2011 Apr 30.
    PMID: 21531451 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  3. Residential Proximity to Freeways is Associated with Uncontrolled Asthma in Inner-City Hispanic Children and Adolescents.
    Huynh P, Salam MT, Morphew T, Kwong KY, Scott L.
    J Allergy (Cairo). 2010;2010. pii: 157249. Epub 2010 Jun 13.
    PMID: 20948882 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  4. Loss of asthma control in inner city children with asthma after withdraw of asthma controller medication.
    Kwong KY, Morphew T, Huynh P, Scott L, Radjal N, Dale G.
    J Asthma. 2009 Dec;46(10):1001-5.
    PMID: 19995137 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  5. Detection of undiagnosed and poorly controlled asthma in a hospital-based outpatient pediatric primary care clinic using a health risk assessment system.
    Nichols B, Scott L, Jones S, Kwong K, Morphew T, Jones CA.
    J Asthma. 2009 Jun;46(5):498-505.
    PMID: 19544172 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  6. Asthma control and future asthma-related morbidity in inner-city asthmatic children.
    Kwong KY, Morphew T, Scott L, Guterman J, Jones CA.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008 Aug;101(2):144-52.
    PMID: 18727469 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  7. Longitudinal patterns of predominant asthma disease activity in pediatric patients enrolled in an asthma-specific disease management program.
    Scott L, Nichols B, Choi Kwong KY, Morphew T, Jones CA.
    J Asthma. 2008 Aug;45(6):501-5.
    PMID: 18612904 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  8. Achieving and maintaining asthma control in an urban pediatric disease management program: the Breathmobile Program.
    Jones CA, Clement LT, Morphew T, Kwong KY, Hanley-Lopez J, Lifson F, Opas L, Guterman JJ.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007 Jun;119(6):1445-53. Epub 2007 Apr 9.
    PMID: 17416407 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  9. Validation of a single survey that can be used for case identification and assessment of asthma control: the Breathmobile Program.
    Kachru R, Morphew T, Kehl S, Clement LT, Hanley-Lopez J, Kwong KY, Guterman JJ, Jones CA.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2006 Dec;97(6):775-83.
    PMID: 17201237 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  10. Ability to control persistent asthma in obese versus non-obese children enrolled in an asthma-specific disease management program (breathmobile).
    Kwong KY, Rhandhawa I, Saxena J, Morphew T, Jones CA.
    J Asthma. 2006 Nov;43(9):661-6.
    PMID: 17092846 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  11. School absenteeism in children with asthma in a Los Angeles inner city school.
    Bonilla S, Kehl S, Kwong KY, Morphew T, Kachru R, Jones CA.
    J Pediatr. 2005 Dec;147(6):802-6.
    PMID: 16356435 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  12. The Breathmobile Program: structure, implementation, and evolution of a large-scale, urban, pediatric asthma disease management program.
    Jones CA, Clement LT, Hanley-Lopez J, Morphew T, Kwong KY, Lifson F, Opas L, Guterman JJ.
    Dis Manag. 2005 Aug;8(4):205-22.
    PMID: 16117716 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  13. A school-based case identification process for identifying inner city children with asthma: the Breathmobile program.
    Jones CA, Morphew T, Clement LT, Kimia T, Dyer M, Li M, Hanley-Lopez J; Breathmobile program.  Chest. 2004 Mar;125(3):924-34.
    PMID: 15006951 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  14. Asthma control and need for future asthma controller therapy for inner-city Hispanic asthmatic children engaged in a pediatric asthma disease management program.
    Scott L, Li M, Thobani S, Nichols B, Morphew T, Kwong KYC. (The Breathmobile Program, Mobile Asthma Care for Kids Network). J Asthma. 2016; 53(6):629-34.
  15. Factors affecting ability to achieve asthma control in adult patients with moderate to severe persistent asthma.
    Scott L, Li M, Thobani S, Nichols B, Morphew T, Kwong KYC. J Asthma. 2016; 53(6):644-9.
    PMID: 27058241

Associated Publications:

  1. The Breathmobile program: a good investment for underserved children with asthma.
    Bollinger ME, Morphew T, Mullins CD.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2010 Oct;105(4):274-281. Erratum in: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011 Feb;106(2):178.
    PMID: 20934626 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  2. School Asthma Screening and Case Management: Attendance and Learning Outcomes.
    Moricca ML, Grasska MA, Bmarthaler M, Morphew T, Weismuller PC, Galant SP.
    J Sch Nurs. 2012 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 22797976 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
  3. The relationship of the bronchodilator response phenotype to poor asthma control in children with normal spirometry.
    Galant SP, Morphew T, Newcomb RL, Hioe K, Guijon O, Liao O.
    J Pediatr. 2011 Jun;158(6):953-959.e1. Epub 2011 Jan 13.
    PMID: 21232757 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
  4. Helping underserved children breathe easier-Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Children’s Breathmobile®.
    Morphew T.  Heri B, Jones F, Galant SP.
    Calif Pediatrician 2011;27(1): 20-24.
  5. Identifying preschool children with asthma in Orange County.
    Berg J, Brecht ML, Morphew T, Tichacek MJ, Chowdhury Y, Galant S.
    J Asthma. 2009 Jun;46(5):460-4.
    PMID: 19544165 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  6. Value of the bronchodilator response in assessing controller naïve asthmatic children.
    Galant SP, Morphew T, Amaro S, Liao O.
    J Pediatr. 2007 Nov;151(5):457-62, 462.e1.
    PMID: 17961685 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  7. The Breathmobile: a novel comprehensive school-based mobile asthma care clinic for urban underprivileged children.
    Liao O, Morphew T, Amaro S, Galant SP.
    J Sch Health. 2006 Aug;76(6):313-9.
    PMID: 16918862 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  8. Current asthma guidelines may not identify young children who have experienced significant morbidity.
    Galant SP, Morphew T, Amaro S, Liao O.
    Pediatrics. 2006 Apr;117(4):1038-45.
    PMID: 16585297 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
  9. Identification of preschool children with asthma from low-income families in Los Angeles, CA.
    Berg J, Rachelefsky G, Jones CA, Tichacek MJ, Morphew T.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Nov;93(5):465-71.
    PMID: 15562886 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  10. Predictive value of a cross-cultural asthma case-detection tool in an elementary school population.
    Galant SP, Crawford LJ, Morphew T, Jones CA, Bassin S.
    Pediatrics. 2004 Sep;114(3):e307-16.
    PMID: 15342891 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
  11. Asthma Home Management in the Inner-City: What can the Children Teach us?
    Bellin MH, Newsome A, Land C, Kub J, Mudd SS, Bollinger ME, Butz AM. J Pediatr Health Care. 2016 Dec 9. pii: S0891-5245(16)30323-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2016.11.002. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Mouse Sensitization and Exposure Are Associated with Asthma Severity in Urban Children.
    Grant T, Aloe C, Perzanowski M, Phipatanakul W, Bollinger ME, Miller R, Matsui EC. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Dec 3. pii: S2213-2198(16)30558-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2016.10.020. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Parental decision making associated with pediatric emergency department use for asthma.
    Mudd SS, Ogborn CJ, Bollinger ME, Morphew T, Kub J, Lewis-Land C, Bellin MH, Butz A. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Nov;117(5):490-494. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2016.08.031.
  14. Association of FEF25%-75% and bronchodilator reversibility with asthma control and asthma morbidity in inner-city children with asthma.
    Kanchongkittiphon W, Gaffin JM, Kopel L, Petty CR, Bollinger ME, Miller RL, Perzanowski M, Matsui EC, Phipatanakul W. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Jul;117(1):97-9. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2016.04.029. No abstract available.
  15. Caregiver perception of asthma management of children in the context of poverty.
    Bellin MH, Land C, Newsome A, Kub J, Mudd SS, Bollinger ME, Butz AM. . J Asthma. 2016 Jun 15:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 27304455
  16. Salivary cotinine measurement for all children with persistent asthma: spit matters.
    Butz A, Bellin MH, Bollinger ME, Kub J, Mudd SS, Ogborn CJ, Lewis-Land C, Thompson RE, Tsoukleris M. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 May;116(5):463-5. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2016.02.012.
    PMID: 27009437
  17. Mouse Sensitivity is an Independent Risk Factor for Rhinitis in Children with Asthma.
    Sedaghat AR, Matsui EC, Baxi SN, Bollinger ME, Miller R, Perzanowski M, Phipatanakul W. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Jan-Feb;4(1):82-8.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2015.09.006.
  18. Stress and Quality of Life in Urban Caregivers of Children With Poorly Controlled Asthma: A Longitudinal Analysis.
    Bellin MH, Osteen P, Kub J, Bollinger ME, Tsoukleris M, Chaikind L, Butz AM. J Pediatr Health Care. 2015 Nov-Dec;29(6):536-46. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.04.018.
    PMID: 26036621
  19. Factors associated with high short-acting β2-agonist use in urban children with asthma.
    Butz AM, Ogborn J, Mudd S, Ballreich J, Tsoukleris M, Kub J, Bellin M, Bollinger ME. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 May;114(5):385-92. doi:10.1016/j.anai.2015.03.002.
    PMID: 25840499
  20. Improving preventive care in high risk children with asthma: lessons learned.
    Butz AM, Halterman J, Bellin M, Kub J, Tsoukleris M, Frick KD, Thompson RE, Land C, Bollinger ME. J Asthma. 2014 Jun;51(5):498-507. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2014.892608.
    PMID: 24517110
  21. Prescription fill patterns in under served children with asthma receiving subspecialty care.
    Bollinger ME, Mudd KE, Boldt A, Hsu VD, Tsoukleris MG, Butz AM. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013 Sep;111(3):185-9. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2013.06.009.
    PMID: 23987193