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Wanda Phipatanakul, M.D.

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Biography
1988 - 1988
Union College Dalrymple Merit Scholarship of Academic Excellence
1989 - 1989
National Medical Auxiliary Award
2003 - 2004
AAP Allergy and Immunology Outstanding Pediatric Abstract Award
2002 - 2013
Diversity Research Award
2007
Thai American Physicians Foundation Medical Research Award
2007
Thai American Physicians Foundation Visiting Professor Award
2008
Young Faculty Award
2009
Mentoring Award
2010
Young Mentoring Award
2013
Respiratory Disease Award
2015
Outstanding Mentoring Award
2017
Elected Member, Honor Society
2022
S. Jean Emans, MD, Professorship
2023
Mentoring Award
2023
Elected Member, Honor Society

Overview
Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS, director of the Division of Immunology Research Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and S. Jean Emans Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, has dedicated her career to reducing and preventing asthma and allergic diseases.

Originally from St. Louis, she earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 1997. After a fellowship in immunology at Johns Hopkins University, she joined the faculty in the Division of Immunology and Allergy at Boston Children’s and Harvard Medical School, where she has remained for over 2 decades.

Dr. Phipatanakul has built a deep network of community relationships, and she conducts both school- and home-based asthma studies in children and has had continuous NIH funding for 23 years. She leads the NIAID School Inner-City Asthma Intervention Study, the NHLBI Environment Assessment of Sleep in Youth, the NIAID funded, PARK study https://parkstudy.org evaluating omalizumab (anti-IgE) in preventing the atopic march and asthma https://answers.childrenshospital.org/asthma-prevention-xolair/ , and a NIAID IDEA study https://ideaasthma.org evaluating whether patients carrying a IL4RaR576gene variant, will have a greater response to dupilumab. She leads her Center as Pediatric PI in multiple NHLBI asthma and prevention networks, including the Severe Asthma Research Program, the Precise Severe Asthma Network, the Atopic Dermatitis Research Network, and the Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings Network. She has authored >350 publications in scientific journals, including JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. She is passionate about successfully mentoring the next generation of investigators, and has received multiple mentoring awards for her efforts. She also enjoys serving the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology serving on both organizations’ Board of Directors. She also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology (JACI) and currently on the Editorial Board for several other journals including JACI in Practice and Chest. She is passionate about serving as a role model and supportive mentor to others balancing work and family.Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS, director of the Division of Immunology Research Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and S. Jean Emans, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, has dedicated her career to reducing and preventing asthma and allergic diseases.

Originally from St. Louis, she earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 1997. After a fellowship in immunology at Johns Hopkins University, she joined the faculty in the Division of Immunology and Allergy at Boston Children’s and Harvard Medical School, where she has remained for over 2 decades.

Dr. Phipatanakul has built a deep network of community relationships, and she conducts both school- and home-based asthma studies in children and has had continuous NIH funding for 23 years. She leads the NIAID School Inner-City Asthma Intervention Study, the NHLBI Environment Assessment of Sleep in Youth, the NIAID funded, PARK study https://parkstudy.org evaluating omalizumab (anti-IgE) in preventing the atopic march and asthma https://answers.childrenshospital.org/asthma-prevention-xolair/ , and a NIAID IDEA study https://ideaasthma.org evaluating whether patients carrying a IL4RaR576gene variant, will have a greater response to dupilumab. She leads her Center as Pediatric PI in multiple NHLBI asthma and prevention networks, including the Severe Asthma Research Program, the Precise Severe Asthma Network, the Atopic Dermatitis Research Network, and the Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings Network. She has authored >350 publications in scientific journals, including JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. She is passionate about successfully mentoring the next generation of investigators, and has received multiple mentoring awards for her efforts. She also enjoys serving the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology serving on both organizations’ Board of Directors. She also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology (JACI) and currently on the Editorial Board for several other journals including JACI in Practice and Chest. She is passionate about serving as a role model and supportive mentor to others balancing work and family.

Mentoring
School Air Cleaner Intervention to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Children with Asthma
Summer, 06/22/15 - 08/17/15

Research
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  1. U01AI160087 (PHIPATANAKUL, WANDA) Apr 13, 2021 - Mar 31, 2028
    NIH
    Novel NOTCH4 Pathway of Asthma Severity in Urban School Children: Clinical Research Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. U01AI152033 (GEHA, RAIF SALIM) Apr 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2027
    NIH
    Genetic and microbial modifiers of Atopic Dermatitis (AD): Mechanisms of increased AD severity in patients with the R576 polymorphism in IL-4Ra and impact of S aureus skin decolonization on AD
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  3. U01AI143514 (PHIPATANAKUL, WANDA) Apr 11, 2019 - Mar 31, 2025
    NIH
    Effect of IL-4RaR576 variant on response to Dupilumab in children with Asthma
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R01HL137192 (PHIPATANAKUL, WANDA) Sep 8, 2017 - Jun 30, 2021
    NIH
    Environmental Risk Factors for Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. U01AI126614 (PHIPATANAKUL, WANDA) Jul 20, 2016 - Jun 30, 2024
    NIH
    Controlling and preventing Asthma progression and Severity in Kids (CASK)
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.