Denise Serebrisky, MD

Department of Pediatric Pulmonary
Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Parkway South, USA


Dr. Denise Serebrisky received her medical degree from University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and completed her pediatric residency at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. She completed her Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. Dr. Serebrisky is board-certified in Pediatric Pulmonology.
Dr. Serebrisky is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is the Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Division at Jacobi Medical Center.
As the Director of Pulmonary Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, Dr Serebrisky is committed to investigate new pathways to improve patient outcomes among inner-city minority children with asthma. She has been the site PI for several studies focusing on childrens asthma symptom perception. She was the site PI for the Genes-environment, Admixure and Latino (GALA) study, which focuses on asthma disparities between Mexican and Puerto Rican children, as well as a Co-Investigator on an R01 study looking at the effectiveness of environmental intervention and standard care in ability to reduce pharmacologic therapy for asthma.

Research Interest

Her research interests include: Childrens asthma symptom perception.

Scientific Activities

• (1990) Cum Laude, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine
• (1998) Alfred Soffer Research Award finalist. CHEST 1998, the XIX World Congress on Diseases of the Chest and the 64th Annual International Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians.

• (1997) Member, Pediatrics Assembly, American Thoracic Society
• Member of New York City Asthma Partnership Data and Surveillance Committee
• Member, New York City Health and Hospital Corporation, Executive Leadership Asthma Task Force
• (2004) Member, South Bronx Asthma Partnership
• (2005) Senior Asthma Project Physician New York City Health and Hospital Corporation Pediatric Chronic Disease Collaborative
• (2011) Reviewer, Journal of Pediatrics


Original Communications in Reviewed Journals
1. Serebrisky D, Teper AA, Huang CK, et al. CpG oligodeoxynucleotides can reverse Th2-associated allergic airway responses and alter the B7.1/B7.2 expression in a murine model of asthma. J Immunol. 2000; 165(10): 5906-5912. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.165.10.5906
2. Li XM, Serebrisky D, Lee SY, et al. A murine model of peanut anaphylaxis: T-and B-cell responses to a major peanut allergen mimic human responses. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2000; 106(1(1)): 150-158. doi: 10.1067/mai.2000.107395
3. Serebrisky D, Cordero R, Kattan M, Lamm C. Assessment of inspiratory flow limitation in children with sleep-disordered breathing by a nasal cannula pressure transducer system. Pediatric Pulmonol. 2002; 33: 38-387. doi: 10.1002/ppul.10096
4. Wisnivesky J, Serebrisky D, Moore C, Iannuzzi M, Sacks H, McGinn T. Validity of clinical prediction rules for isolating in patients with suspected tuberculosis: a meta-analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2005; 10: 947-952.
5. Choudhry S, Seibold MA, Borrell LN, et al. Dissecting complex diseases in complex populations: asthma in latino Americans. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2007; 4(3): 226-233.
6. Scarfi CA, Cunningham SJ, Wiznia A, Serebrisky D, Crain EF. Association between skin testing in the pediatric emergency department and adherence to follow-up in children with asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009; 102(1): 35-40. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)60105-6
7. Jacobson JS, Lieblein A, Fierman AH, et al. Randomized Trial of an Electronic Asthma Monitoring System among NYC Children. Am J Manag Care. 2009; 15(11): 809-814.
8. Sidora AK, Feldman J, Serebrisky D, Spray A. Validation of the Asthma Illness Representation Scale (AIRS). J Asthma. 2010; 47(1): 33-40. doi: 10.3109/02770901003702832
9. Sidora AK, Feldman J, Serebrisky D, Spray A. Validation of the Asthma Illness Representation Scale-Spanish (AIRS-S). J Asthma. 2010; 47(4): 417-421. doi: 10.3109/02770901003702832
10. Feldman JM, Mayefsky L, Beckmann L, Lehrer PM, Serebrisky D, Shim C. Ethnic differences in asthma-panic disorder comorbidity. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010; 125(3): 760-762. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2009.11.002
11. Sidore AK, Feldman JM, Serebrisky D, Spray A. A multi-factorial model for examining racial and ethnic disparities in acute asthma visits by children. Ann Behav Med. 2012; 43(1): 15-28. doi: 10.1007/s12160-011-9328-3
12. Oh SS, Tcheurekdjian H, Roth LA, et al. Effect of secondhand smoke on asthma control among Black and Latino children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012; 129(6): 1478-1483. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2012.03.017
13. Steinberg DM, Sidora AK, Serebrisky D, Feldman JM. The relationship between caregivers’ post-traumatic stress disorder and their asthma health beliefs in an ethnic minority inner-city sample. J Asthma. 2012. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2012.696169
14. Myers RA, Himes BE, Gignoux CR, et al. Further replication studies of the EVE Consortium meta-analysis identifies 2 asthma risk loci in European Americans. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012; 130(6): 1294-1301. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2012.07.054
15. Feldman JM, Kutner H, Matte L, et al. Prediction of peak flow values followed by feedback improves perception of lung function and adherence to inhaled corticosteroids in children with asthma. Thorax. 2012; 67(12): 1040-1045. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-201789
16. Borrell LN, Nguyen EA, Roth LA, et al. Childhood Obesity and Asthma Control in a Diverse Sample: Examining age and Racial/Ethnic Differences. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013; 187(7): 697-702.
17. Kumar R, Nguyen EA, Roth LA, et al. Factors associated with degree of atopy in Latino children in a nationwide pediatric sample: The Genes-environments and Admixture in Latino Asthmatics (GALA II) study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013.doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2013.02.046
18. Nishimura KK, Galanter JM, Roth LA, et al. Early Life Air Pollution and Asthma Risk in Minority Children: The GALA II & SAGE II Studies. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013; 188(3): 309-318. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201302-0264OC
19. Feldman JM, Steinberg D, Kutner H, et al. Perception of Pulmonary Function and Asthma Control: The Differential Role of Child Versus Caregiver Anxiety and Depression. J Pediatr Psychol. 2013; 38(10): 1091-100. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jst052
20. Drake KA, Torgerson DG, Gignoux CR, et al. A genome-wide association study of bronchodilator response in Latinos implicates rare variants. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2013.06.043
21. Thakur N, Oh SS, Nguyen EA, et al. Socioeconomic Status and Childhood Asthma in Urban Minority Youths: The GALA II & SAGE II Studies. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013; 188(10): 1202-1209. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201306-1016OC
22. Galanter JM, Gignoux CR, Torgerson DG, et al. Genome-wide association study and admixture mapping identify different asthma-associated loci in Latinos: The Genes-environments & Admixture in Latino Americans study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2013.08.055