Dr. Andrea Apter


Dr. Andrea Apter is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, board-
certified in internal medicine and allergy-immunology. She holds a master degree in clinical
epidemiology. As a clinician she focused on the care of patients with asthma and other
immunologic diseases. Her research studies are informed by these experiences and focus on
interventions addressing access to care, patient-clinician communication and achieving health
equity. Her research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, concentrates on asthma as a
model for the addressing social environment as determinants of health. She studies the
patient-provider relationship, and the impact of the electronic health record on this relationship
and currently how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed this relationship. She is devoted to
mentoring physicians and other students seeking a healthcare career devoted to improving
health equity. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Immunology, has served on
FDA Advisory Committees and the American Board of Allergy & Immunology, and currently
serves on the Accreditation Committee of Graduate Medical Education for Allergy and

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