This is a novel session that addresses the status of our understanding of food allergy in minority populations. The session is designed to include a hands-on activity that will begin prior to the meeting and is completed during the session. Participants will identify the elements needed to generate a survey/questionnaire about food allergy suited for minority populations.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the barriers to assessing the impact of food allergy on minority populations
  • Design a questionnaire/survey to gather data on food allergy from minority populations
  • Discuss remedies for racial disparities in food allergy



Mary Tobin, MD FAAAAI
University Consultants in Asthma and All

Defining the Disparities: Registries and Questionnaires
Jacqueline Pongracic, MD FAAAAI
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Disparities in Psychological Impact in Food Allergy
Lisa Lombard, PhD
Northwestern University  Feinberg School of Medicine

Hands-On Activity: Generating a High Quality Survey Directed Towards Minority Populations to Remedy Gaps in Knowledge and Care in Food Allergy
Christopher Warren, PhD
University of Southern California

Disparities in Microbiome of Food Allergy
Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, MD PhD FAAAAI
Rush University Medical Center

Disparities in Genetics of Food Allergy
Tesfaye Mersha, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Defining the Remedies
Amal Assa'ad, MD FAAAAI
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center