Since joining the faculty in 2003, Dr. Matsui has built a research program that focuses on examining the impact of allergen exposure on allergic disease.
Currently she is conducting research into the role that inner-city allergens, such as mouse and cockroach allergens, play on asthma.
Brigham EP, McCormack MC, Takemoto CM, Matsui EC. "Iron Status is Associated with Asthma and Lung Function in US Women." PLoS One. 2015 Feb 17;10(2):e0117545. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117545. eCollection 2015.
Keet CA, McCormack MC, Pollack CE, Peng RD, McGowan E, Matsui EC. "Neighborhood poverty, urban residence, race/ethnicity, and asthma: Rethinking the inner-city asthma epidemic." J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jan 7. pii: S0091-6749(14)01676-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.11.022. [Epub ahead of print]
McCormack MC, Belli AJ, Kaji DA, Matsui EC, Brigham EP, Peng RD, Sellers C, Williams DL, Diette GB, Breysse PN, Hansel NN. "Obesity as a susceptibility factor to indoor particulate matter health effects in COPD." Eur Respir J. 2015 Jan 8. pii: ERJ-00814-2014. [Epub ahead of print]
Davis MF, Peng RD, McCormack MC, Matsui EC. "Staphylococcus aureus colonization is associated with wheeze and asthma among US children and young adults." J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Dec 20. pii: S0091-6749(14)01601-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.10.052. [Epub ahead of print]
Brigham EP, Kolahdooz F, Hansel N, Breysse PN, Davis M, Sharma S, Matsui EC, Diette G, McCormack MC. "Association between Western diet pattern and adult asthma: a focused review." Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Dec 15. pii: S1081-1206(14)00805-9. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2014.11.003. [Epub ahead of print]