Food Allergy 101: A Crash Course for the Newly Diagnosed
Speaker: Kristin Sokol, MD, MPH, FAAAAI
Newly diagnosed or caring for someone who is? Receiving the often-unexpected diagnosis of food allergy can be overwhelming for families. There is a lot to learn, and it can be tough to know where to start. But you are not alone. From food allergy basics to reading labels and avoiding allergens – especially during this unprecedented time, this webinar will help you begin the journey from diagnosis to living well with food allergies.
About the Speaker
Kristin Sokol, M.D., MS, MPH, FAAAAI is a board-certified allergist/immunologist and board- certified pediatrician specializing in the care of both adult and pediatric patients with a variety of allergic and immunologic disorders. She was thrilled to join the practice of Schreiber Allergy in the summer of 2019. Prior to this, she was an assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX and at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston, MA. She then joined the NIH in Bethesda, MD, where she treated patients and performed research in the field of food allergy and the genetics of allergic disease. Dr. Sokol serves as Secretary of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) Health Outcomes, Education, Delivery and Quality Interest Section. She was named an AAAAI Choosing Wisely Champion in 2016 for her work with the Choosing Wisely campaign, bringing awareness to the need for reducing overuse in healthcare. She believes in delivering the highest quality of care while at the same time helping patients choose tests and procedures that are truly necessary. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, has co-authored several book chapters, and has been invited to give talks regarding the diagnosis and management of various allergic and immunologic conditions, including food allergy, allergic rhinitis, asthma, urticaria, mast cell disorders, and primary immunodeficiency. Dr. Sokol lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband, 3 children and their dog. She enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the DC area, and practicing yoga.