“ONE IN 13 U.S. CHILDREN SUFFER FROM FOOD ALLERGIES.”  That is the amazing statistic and published conclusion reached by Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH, Pediatrician at Lurie Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Gupta has studied the prevalence of food allergy in our country and its impact on quality of life, as well as the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of families, physicians, and the general public regarding food allergy.


Click here to read summaries of all of Dr. Gupta's published studies.



Lurie Children’s Hospital is the home of the first food allergy treatment clinical trial in the Chicago area, under the leadership of our very own Dr. Jacqueline Pongracic, MD, Head of Allergy and Immunology at Lurie Children’s and Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Northwestern University. Thank you to all participants who enrolled in the Food Allergy Study. With more than 1,300 participant families, there was adequate data for these studies. More information about the clinical trials is available here. View Dr. Pongracic's April 2013 presentation to MOCHA about the clinical trials:


Read all about food allergy clinical trials on the FARE website.