Dr. McCormack is a pulmonologist with a research focus on the effect of air pollution, diet, and obesity on populations with underlying obstructive lung disease. She has been funded by the NIEHS and the EPA to conduct home and school-based environmental cohort studies to understand the effects of indoor air pollution on children and adults with asthma and adults with COPD. Her work is largely focused in Baltimore City but has extended to rural areas of Washington State and Appalachia, as well as the Caribbean. Dr. McCormack has conducted trials of dietary and environmental interventions to understand the effect of diet and obesity as modifiers of susceptibility to air pollution. Her long term goal is to reduce environmental health disparities to improve the health of susceptible patient populations with underlying obstructive lung disease.
Dr. McCormack is participating in the LIBERATE clinical study for individuals who have difficulty breathing and suffer from severe emphysema. For more information, visit here
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McGowan EC, Matsui EC, McCormack MC, Pollack CE, Peng R, Keet CA. “Effect of poverty, urbanization, and race/ethnicity on perceived food allergy in the United States.” Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Jul;115(1):85-86.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2015.04.021.
Kolahdooz F, Butler JL, Christiansen K, Diette GB, Breysse PN, Hansel NN, McCormack MC, Sheehy T, Gittelsohn J, Sharma S. “Food and nutrient intake in African American children and adolescents aged 5 to 16 years in Baltimore city.” J Am Coll Nutr. 2015 Apr 9:1-12. [Epub ahead of print]
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 Mar;135(3):655-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.11.022. Epub 2015 Jan 20.
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 May;45(5):1248-57. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00081414. Epub 2015 Jan 8.
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. 2015 Mar;135(3):811-3.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.10.052. Epub 2014 Dec 20.
Paulin LM, Diette GB, Scott M, McCormack MC, Matsui EC, Curtin-Brosnan J, Williams DL, Kidd-Taylor A, Shea M, Breysse PN, Hansel NN. Home interventions are effective at decreasing indoor nitrogen dioxide concentrations. Indoor Air. 2013 Dec 14. doi: 10.1111/ina.12085. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24329966
Fernandes JR, Salinas HM, Broelsch GF, McCormack MC, Meppelink AM, Randolph MA, Redmond RW, Austen WG. Jr. The Prevention of Capsular Contracture with Photochemical Tissue Passivation 1. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24263392
McCormack MC, Aloe C, Curtin-Brosnan J, Diette GB, Breysse PN, Matsui EC. Guideline-recommended fractional exhaled nitric oxide is a poor predictor of health-care use among inner-city children and adolescents receiving usual asthma care. Chest. 2013 Sep;144(3):923-9. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-3098. PMID: 23764806
Bose S, Breysse PN, McCormack MC, Hansel NN, Rusher RR, Matsui E, Peng R, Curtin-Brosnan J, Diette GB. Outdoor exposure and vitamin D levels in urban children with asthma. Nutr J. 2013 Jun 12;12(1):81. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23758744
Jamieson DB, Matsui EC, Belli A, McCormack MC, Peng E, Pierre-Louis S, Curtin-Brosnan J, Breysse PN, Diette GB, Hansel NN. Effects of allergic phenotype on respiratory symptoms and exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Jul 15;188(2):187-92. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201211-2103OC. PMID: 23668455
Hansel NN, McCormack MC, Belli AJ, Matsui EC, Peng RD, Aloe C, Paulin L, Williams DL, Diette GB, Breysse PN. In-home air pollution is linked to respiratory morbidity in former smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 May 15;187(10):1085-90. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201211-1987OC. PMID: 23525930
Lu KD, Breysse PN, Diette GB, Curtin-Brosnan J, Aloe C, Williams DL, Peng RD, McCormack MC, Matsui EC. Being overweight increases susceptibility to indoor pollutants among urban children with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Apr;131(4):1017-23, 1023.e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2012.12.1570. Epub 2013 Feb 10. PMID: 23403052
Anderson GB, Dominici F, Wang Y, McCormack MC, Bell ML, Peng RD. Heat-related emergency hospitalizations for respiratory diseases in the Medicare population. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 May 15;187(10):1098-103. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201211-1969OC. PMID: 23491405
Lee JH, Kirkham JC, McCormack MC, Nicholls AM, Randolph MA, Austen WG Jr. The effect of pressure and shear on autologous fat grafting. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May;131(5):1125-36. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182879f4a. PMID: 23385989
Fernandes JR, Samayoa JC, Broelsch GF, McCormack MC, Nicholls AM, Randolph MA, Mihm MC, Austen WG Jr. Micro-mechanical fractional skin rejuvenation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Feb;131(2):216-23. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182789afa. PMID: 23357983