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Finding answers and shaping policies.

The Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research, part of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, finds answers and shapes policies surrounding food allergy, asthma and other allergic conditions.

About Us

1 in 13 1 in 13 children have food allergy in the United States

48% 48% of adults with food allergy report adult-onset of allergy

9 million Asthma is the most common chronic condition affecting children, with over 9 million pediatric patients.

Our Work in the Allergy Community

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Our research helps improve care and equity for food allergy and asthma patients.

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About Food Allergies & Asthma

Explore resources to learn about food allergies and asthma and advocate for those experiencing these conditions.

Learn About the Conditions
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Community Outreach

Join our summer internship program and browse our collection of educational videos related to food allergies and asthma.

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Get to know the people behind our center. Meet the Team

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