ASMACare Members Selected Publications

  1. Mobile Healthcare Operations and Return on Investment in Predominately Underserved Children with Asthma: The Breathmobile™ Program.
    Morphew T, Scott L, Li M,  Galant SP, Wong W, Garcia Lloret MI, Jones F, Bollinger ME, and Jones CA.
    Population Health Management. Aug 2013.

  2. Achieving and maintaining asthma control in inner-city children.
    Scott L, Morphew T, Bollinger ME, Samuelson S, Galant S, Clement L, O’Cull K, Jones F, Jones CA.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jul;128(1):56-63. Epub 2011 Apr 30.
    PMID: 21531451 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  3. Residential Proximity to Freeways is Associated with Uncontrolled Asthma in Inner-City Hispanic Children and Adolescents.
    Huynh P, Salam MT, Morphew T, Kwong KY, Scott L.
    J Allergy (Cairo). 2010;2010. pii: 157249. Epub 2010 Jun 13.
    PMID: 20948882 [PubMed] Free PMC Article

  4. Loss of asthma control in inner city children with asthma after withdraw of asthma controller medication.
    Kwong KY, Morphew T, Huynh P, Scott L, Radjal N, Dale G.
    J Asthma. 2009 Dec;46(10):1001-5.
    PMID: 19995137 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  5. Detection of undiagnosed and poorly controlled asthma in a hospital-based outpatient pediatric primary care clinic using a health risk assessment system.
    Nichols B, Scott L, Jones S, Kwong K, Morphew T, Jones CA.
    J Asthma. 2009 Jun;46(5):498-505.
    PMID: 19544172 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  6. Asthma control and future asthma-related morbidity in inner-city asthmatic children.
    Kwong KY, Morphew T, Scott L, Guterman J, Jones CA.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008 Aug;101(2):144-52.
    PMID: 18727469 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  7. Longitudinal patterns of predominant asthma disease activity in pediatric patients enrolled in an asthma-specific disease management program.
    Scott L, Nichols B, Choi Kwong KY, Morphew T, Jones CA.
    J Asthma. 2008 Aug;45(6):501-5.
    PMID: 18612904 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  8. Achieving and maintaining asthma control in an urban pediatric disease management program: the Breathmobile Program.
    Jones CA, Clement LT, Morphew T, Kwong KY, Hanley-Lopez J, Lifson F, Opas L, Guterman JJ.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007 Jun;119(6):1445-53. Epub 2007 Apr 9.
    PMID: 17416407 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  9. Validation of a single survey that can be used for case identification and assessment of asthma control: the Breathmobile Program.
    Kachru R, Morphew T, Kehl S, Clement LT, Hanley-Lopez J, Kwong KY, Guterman JJ, Jones CA.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2006 Dec;97(6):775-83.
    PMID: 17201237 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  10. Ability to control persistent asthma in obese versus non-obese children enrolled in an asthma-specific disease management program (breathmobile).
    Kwong KY, Rhandhawa I, Saxena J, Morphew T, Jones CA.
    J Asthma. 2006 Nov;43(9):661-6.
    PMID: 17092846 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  11. School absenteeism in children with asthma in a Los Angeles inner city school.
    Bonilla S, Kehl S, Kwong KY, Morphew T, Kachru R, Jones CA.
    J Pediatr. 2005 Dec;147(6):802-6.
    PMID: 16356435 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  12. The Breathmobile Program: structure, implementation, and evolution of a large-scale, urban, pediatric asthma disease management program.
    Jones CA, Clement LT, Hanley-Lopez J, Morphew T, Kwong KY, Lifson F, Opas L, Guterman JJ.
    Dis Manag. 2005 Aug;8(4):205-22.
    PMID: 16117716 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  13. A school-based case identification process for identifying inner city children with asthma: the Breathmobile program.
    Jones CA, Morphew T, Clement LT, Kimia T, Dyer M, Li M, Hanley-Lopez J; Breathmobile program.  Chest. 2004 Mar;125(3):924-34.
    PMID: 15006951 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  14. The Breathmobile program: a good investment for underserved children with asthma.
    Bollinger ME, Morphew T, Mullins CD.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2010 Oct;105(4):274-281. Erratum in: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011 Feb;106(2):178.
    PMID: 20934626 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  15. School Asthma Screening and Case Management: Attendance and Learning Outcomes.
    Moricca ML, Grasska MA, Bmarthaler M, Morphew T, Weismuller PC, Galant SP.
    J Sch Nurs. 2012 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 22797976 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

  16. The relationship of the bronchodilator response phenotype to poor asthma control in children with normal spirometry.
    Galant SP, Morphew T, Newcomb RL, Hioe K, Guijon O, Liao O.
    J Pediatr. 2011 Jun;158(6):953-959.e1. Epub 2011 Jan 13.
    PMID: 21232757 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

  17. Helping underserved children breathe easier-Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Children’s Breathmobile®.
    Morphew T. Heri B, Jones F, Galant SP.
    Calif Pediatrician 2011;27(1): 20-24.

  18. Identifying preschool children with asthma in Orange County.
    Berg J, Brecht ML, Morphew T, Tichacek MJ, Chowdhury Y, Galant S.
    J Asthma. 2009 Jun;46(5):460-4.
    PMID: 19544165 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  19. Value of the bronchodilator response in assessing controller naïve asthmatic children.
    Galant SP, Morphew T, Amaro S, Liao O.
    J Pediatr. 2007 Nov;151(5):457-62, 462.e1.
    PMID: 17961685 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  20. The Breathmobile: a novel comprehensive school-based mobile asthma care clinic for urban underprivileged children.
    Liao O, Morphew T, Amaro S, Galant SP.
    J Sch Health. 2006 Aug;76(6):313-9.
    PMID: 16918862 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  21. Current asthma guidelines may not identify young children who have experienced significant morbidity.
    Galant SP, Morphew T, Amaro S, Liao O.
    Pediatrics. 2006 Apr;117(4):1038-45.
    PMID: 16585297 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article

  22. Identification of preschool children with asthma from low-income families in Los Angeles, CA.
    Berg J, Rachelefsky G, Jones CA, Tichacek MJ, Morphew T.
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Nov;93(5):465-71.
    PMID: 15562886 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

  23. Predictive value of a cross-cultural asthma case-detection tool in an elementary school population.
    Galant SP, Crawford LJ, Morphew T, Jones CA, Bassin S.
    Pediatrics. 2004 Sep;114(3):e307-16.
    PMID: 15342891 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article

Research Partner

Tricia Morphew,
Morphew Consulting, LLC

Tricia Morphew is an experienced analyst with a master’s degree in Biostatistics from University of Washington and 20 years of experience. She has dedicated herself to working with programs that improve health outcomes and access to care for children and families living with chronic conditions.

The Breathmobile Program’s efforts to enable clinical teams to reach out to underserved communities and help children living with asthma has been a driving force behind her dedication to this program for more than 15 years. Her role in evaluation of the program contributes to improved adherence to disease management principles with routine monitoring of measures specific to patients achieving goals of therapy and outreach to communities. She has created case-identification screening tools to identify high risk children, contributed to definition and structuring of Breathmobile program performance measures to expand scope and operations, and conducted process, outcome, and research driven evaluations across U.S. regions operating similarly structured Breathmobile Programs.

She has co- authored 30+ publications on related topics. She continues to support the Breathmobile Programs and similar programs reaching out to help improve the lives of children and families living with chronic conditions.