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Rachel Lynn Damico, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Expertise: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine
Research Interests: Apoptosis in lung disease; Acute lung injury; Vascular Biology
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Dr. Rachel Damico is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include critical care medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, and pulmonary medicine. Dr. Damico holds a joint appointment in environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Damico earned her M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency and performed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Johns Hopkins.
Her research interests include apoptosis in lung disease, acute lung injury and vascular biology.
- Assistant Professor of Medicine
Departments / Divisions
Centers & Institutes
- MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2000)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (2003)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary Medicine (2007)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Critical Care Medicine (2009)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease (2008)
Research & Publications
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Kelemen BW, Mathai SC, Tedford RJ, Damico RL, Corona-Villalobos C, Kolb TM, Chaisson NF, Harris TH, Zimmerman SL, Kamel IR, Kass DA, Hassoun PM. "Right ventricular remodeling in idiopathic and scleroderma-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension: two distinct phenotypes." Pulm Circ. 2015 Jun;5(2):327-34. doi: 10.1086/680356.
Bourji KI, Khair RM, Damico RL, Kolb TM, Mathai SC, Hassoun PM. "Vascular receptor autoantibodies in pulmonary arterial hypertension." Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Mar 1;191(5):602. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201412-2267LE.
Damarla M, Parniani AR, Johnston L, Maredia H, Serebreni L, Hamdan O, Sidhaye VK, Shimoda LA, Myers AC, Crow MT, Schmidt EP, Machamer CE, Gaestel M, Rane MJ, Kolb TM, Kim BS, Damico RL, Hassoun PM. "Mitogen-activated protein kinase-activated protein kinase 2 mediates apoptosis during lung vascular permeability by regulating movement of cleaved caspase 3." Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2014 May;50(5):932-41. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2013-0361OC.
Damarla M, Parniani AR, Johnston L, Maredia H, Serebreni L, Hamdan O, Sidhaye VK, Shimoda LA, Myers AC, Crow MT, Schmidt EP, Machamer CE, Gaestel M, Rane MJ, Kolb TM, Kim BS, Damico RL, Hassoun PM. MK2 Mediates Apoptosis During Lung Vascular Permeability by Regulating Movement of Cleaved Caspase 3. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24304496
Kolb TM, Damico RL, Hassoun PM. Linking new and old concepts: inflammation meets the Warburg phenomenon in pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Mol Med (Berl). 2011 Aug;89(8):729-32. doi: 10.1007/s00109-011-0783-x. No abstract available. PMID: 2173504
Kolb TM, Damico RL, Hassoun PM. "Linking new and old concepts: inflammation meets the Warburg phenomenon in pulmonary arterial hypertension." J Mol Med (Berl). 2011 Aug;89(8):729-32. doi: 10.1007/s00109-011-0783-x.
Damico RL, Chesley A, Johnston L, Bind EP, Amaro E, Nijmeh J, Karakas B, Welsh L, Pearse DB, Garcia JG, Crow MT. "Macrophage migration inhibitory factor governs endothelial cell sensitivity to LPS-induced apoptosis." Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2008 Jul;39(1):77-85. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2007-0248OC. Epub 2008 Jan 31.
Wadgaonkar R, Pierce JW, Somnay K, Damico RL, Crow MT, Collins T, Garcia JG. "Regulation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase and p38 kinase pathways in endothelial cells." Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2004 Oct;31(4):423-31. Epub 2004 Jul 1.
Academic Affiliations & Courses
Graduate Program Affiliation
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences