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Jessica Lynne Rice, D.O.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics



Research Interests

Effects of air pollution and diet on pediatric lung disease more


Dr. Jessica Rice is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical specialty is pediatric pulmonary medicine, including asthma, general pulmonary conditions, cystic fibrosis, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Dr. Rice attended The Pennsylvania State University for undergraduate studies and received her D.O. from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also completed an M.H.S. (clinical investigation) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Rice joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2015.

Dr. Rice is a co-investigator in the Johns Hopkins Center for the Study of Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment (EPA/ NIEHS). Her primary research interest is in modifiable risk factors of pediatric lung disease, including air pollution, secondhand smoke exposure, and diet pattern. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • DO; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2009)


  • Pediatrics; St Christopher's Hospital for Children (2012)


  • Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Pulmonology) (2016)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Rice JL, Matlack KM, Simmons MD, et al. LEAP: A randomized-controlled trial of a lay-educator inpatient asthma education program. Patient Educ Couns. 98 (2015): 1585-1591. 

Rice JL, Brigham EP, Dineen R, Muqueeth S, O’Keefe G, Regenold S, Koehler K, Rule A, McCormack M, Hansel NN, Diette GB. The feasibility of an air purifier and secondhand smoke education intervention in homes of inner city pregnant women and infants living with a smoker. Environmental Research. 2017 

Activities & Honors


  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Thoracic Society
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