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FARE Clinical Network Centers of Distinction

The FARE Clinical Network includes 50 Centers of Distinction

FCN Centers

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Discovery Centers | Clinical Research Centers | Clinical Care Centers
 


Note: if you would like to learn more about any of these centers, please contact FCN@foodallergy.org

Data Coordination Center

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

Primary Investigator
Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Epidemiology
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs
  • Psychosocial implications

Biobank and Biomarker Discovery Center

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Primary Investigator
Amal Assa'ad, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Psychosocial implications
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs

Chief Medical Officer for Public Health 

Midwest Allergy Research Initiative

Primary Investigator
Ruchi Gupta, MD, PhD
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Research Interests:

  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • Psychosocial implications
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Epidemiology

Discovery Centers

Conduct novel research on treatments, diagnostics, prevention and improvements to care

Boston FARE Clinical Network

MGH Brigham

Primary Investigator
Wayne Shreffler, MD, PhD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • EoE and FPIES

Boston Children’s Hospital

Primary Investigator
Rima Rachid, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Psychosocial implications
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Epidemiology
  • Immune modulatory drugs

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

Primary Investigator
Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Epidemiology
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs
  • Psychosocial implications

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Primary Investigator
Scott Sicherer, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Epidemiology
  • Immune modulatory drugs
  • Psychosocial implications

Midwest Allergy Research Initiative

The University of Chicago

Primary Investigator
Christina Ciaccio, MD, MS
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Research Interests:

  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity

NorthShore University HealthSystem

Primary Investigator
Giselle Mosnaim, MD, MS
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Psychosocial implications
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Primary Investigator
Jacqueline Pongracic, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Immune modulatory drugs

Rush University

Primary Investigator
Mary Tobin, MD
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University of Illinois at Chicago

Primary Investigator
Andrea Pappalardo, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Psychosocial implications
  • Healthcare disparities

Southeast Michigan Food Allergy Collaborative

Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Research Center, University of Michigan

Primary Investigator
Nicholas Lukacs, PhD
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Research Interests:

  • Biomarkers and Diagnostics
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • Immune modulatory drugs

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of Michigan

Primary Investigator
Georgiana Sanders, MD, MS
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Psychosocial implications
  • Immune modulatory drugs

Henry Ford Health System Center for Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Research

Primary Investigator
Haejin Kim, MD
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Stanford University, Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research

Primary Investigator
Tina Sindher, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs

The Food Allergy Collaborative of Tennessee & Virginia, FACTV

University of Virginia

Primary Investigator
Jonathan Hemler, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt/ Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Primary Investigator
Stacy Dorris, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis

The Food Allergy Collaborative of Texas and Arkansas, FACTA

Arkansas Children’s Research Institute

Primary Investigator 
Amy Scurlock, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • EoE and FPIES

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Primary Investigator
Drew Bird, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Psychosocial implications
  • Immune modulatory drugs

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatric Allergy Immunology

Primary Investigator
Robert Wood, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Immune modulatory drugs

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Primary Investigator
Edwin Kim, MD, MS
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Epidemiology

Clinical Research Centers

Investigate new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat food allergy, with expertise in leading clinical research

Baylor College of Medicine

Primary Investigator
Carla Davis, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Healthcare disparities

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles


Primary Investigator
Jonathan Tam, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs
  • Psychosocial implications

Children’s Mercy Hospital

Primary Investigator
Paul Dowling, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Immune modulatory drugs

Children’s National Hospital

Primary Investigator
Amaziah Coleman, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Healthcare disparities

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Primary Investigator
Amal Assa'ad, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Psychosocial implications
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs

University of California, Los Angeles

Primary Investigator
Rita Kachru, MD
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Dell Children’s Medical Center

Primary Investigator
Pooja Varshney, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs

Emory University/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Primary Investigator
Brian Vickery, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Psychosocial implications
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs

Mayo Clinic

In Progress

National Jewish Health

Primary Investigator
Bruce Lanser, MD, MPH
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • Psychosocial implications

Pediatric Allergy, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

Primary Investigator
Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD, PhD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs

Seattle Food Allergy Consortium

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason

Primary Investigator
David Jeong, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics

Seattle Allergy & Asthma Research Institute

Primary Investigator
Daniel Petroni, MD, PhD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Immune modulatory drugs

University of Arizona

Primary Investigator
Heather Cassell, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Epidemiology
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs
  • Psychosocial implications

University of California San Diego

Primary Investigator
Stephanie Leonard, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Psychosocial implications
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs

University of Rochester

Primary Investigator
Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, MD, PhD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Psychosocial implications

University of South Florida, Pediatrics (St. Petersburg)

Primary Investigator
Panida Sriaroon, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • Psychosocial implications

University of South Florida (Tampa)

Primary Investigator
Amber Pepper, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Immune modulatory drugs

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Primary Investigator
Anne Marie Singh, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • Biomarkers and Diagnostics
  • Epidemiology

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Primary Investigator
Hey Chong, MD, PhD
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Clinical Care Centers

Provide exceptional patient care and community education while generating real-world data through clinical practice

Allergy & Asthma Medical Group of the Bay Area

Primary Investigator
Joshua Jacobs, MD
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Allergy & Immunology Care Center of South Florida

Primary Investigator
Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Psychosocial implications
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Epidemiology

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Primary Investigator
Theodore Kelbel, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Biomarkers and  Diagnostics
  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Epidemiology
  • Gut and skin microbiome and barrier integrity
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs
  • Psychosocial implications

Indiana University School of Medicine-Riley Hospital for Children

Primary Investigator
Girish Vitalpur, MD
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Research Interests:

  • EoE and FPIES
  • Psychosocial implications

Loyola University Medical Center

Primary Investigator
Joyce Rabbat, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Eczema and atopic dermatitis
  • Epidemiology

UBMD Pediatrics, Division of Allergy/Immunology

Primary Investigator
Heather Lehman, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • EoE and FPIES
  • Psychosocial implications
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Immune modulatory drugs

University of Miami

Primary Investigator
Gary Kleiner, MD, PhD
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Research Interests:

  • Allergen specific Immunotherapy (OIT, SLIT, SCIT)
  • Psychosocial implications
  • Immune modulatory drugs

Yale University

Primary Investigator
Stephanie Leeds, MD
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Research Interests:

  • Psychosocial implications
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Epidemiology

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