A photo of Ashley Devonshire.

Physician, Division of Allergy and Immunology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


I am a pediatric allergist caring for children with allergic conditions, including allergic rhinitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, drug allergy and food allergy. I manage allergic conditions in children of all ages.

I rely heavily on the patient’s history to inform how I care for them. Asking questions and listening is an essential part of every interaction I have with a patient and their family members. I rely on shared decision-making and try to make sure families feel informed as they participate in their child’s care.

A college clinical research experience inspired me to attend medical school and pursue a career as a physician-researcher. In medical school, my interactions with patients and their families moved me to become a pediatrician. The complex nature of allergic and immunologic conditions — and the unanswered questions and need for more research in the field — spurred me to choose allergy and immunology as a subspecialty.

My clinical and research interests focus on food allergy in the infant population. I am particularly interested in early allergenic food introduction and the evaluation of infants at high-risk for food allergy. I hope to identify a biomarker of food allergy and to improve food allergy diagnostic testing.

I received a Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training KL2 research scholar award. The award helps promote the development of junior faculty engaged in clinical and translational research at the University of Cincinnati. The funding from this recognition supports my investigation into a biomarker of peanut allergy in a high-risk infant population.

In my free time, I enjoy being active and outdoors. I trekked to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania several years ago.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric allergy and immunology

Research Interests

Food allergy

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Allergy and Immunology

Research Divisions

Allergy and Immunology

My Locations

My Education

BA: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2007.

MPH: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 2012.

MD: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2013.

Residency: Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2013-2016.

Fellowship: Allergy & Immunology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2016-2019.

Certifications: Pediatrics 2016, Allergy and Immunology, 2018.

My Publications

Non-IgE-mediated food allergy during infancy. Devonshire, AL; Durrani, S; Assa'ad, A. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2020; 20:292-298.

Pediatric posttransplantation food allergy experience at a large US tertiary care center. Devonshire, AL; Balmert, LC; Kumar, R. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 2019; 123:522-524.e1.

Approach to primary immunodeficiency. Devonshire, AL; Makhija, M. Allergy and asthma proceedings : the official journal of regional and state allergy societies. 2019; 40:465-469.

Pediatric asthma: Principles and treatment. Devonshire, AL; Kumar, R. Allergy and asthma proceedings : the official journal of regional and state allergy societies. 2019; 40:389-392.

Regulatory T-cell populations in children are affected by age and food allergy diagnosis. Prince, BT; Devonshire, AL; Erickson, KA; Bergerson, J; Fuleihan, D; Szychlinski, C; Schleimer, RP; Bryce, PJ; Singh, AM. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2017; 140:1194-1196.e16.

Elevated blood pressure in adolescent girls: correlation to body size and composition. Devonshire, AL; Hager, ER; Black, MM; Diener-West, M; Tilton, N; Snitker, S. BMC Public Health. 2016; 16.