Allergies are the most common health conditions among children throughout the United States. Researching the mechanisms behind allergic reactions is essential for reducing mortality rates and alleviating the symptoms of allergies for children nationwide.
My research focuses on studying and assessing the pathogenesis of allergic ailments, especially atopic dermatitis and its connection with clotting. My colleagues and I are attempting to determine the association between blood clotting and the development of allergic diseases. I also have research interests in asthma, fibrosis, food allergies, allergic rhinitis and the genetic foundation of allergic reactions.
I first became interested in these research topics during my fellowship when examining how an essential regulator of fibrinolysis affected asthma function in children. In terms of patient care, my specialty is caring for patients with allergic disorders, including atopic dermatitis, food allergies, allergic rhinitis and asthma.
I was drawn to working with children who have these conditions. Seeing how I could significantly improve children's quality of life by helping them manage their allergic reactions and alleviate their symptoms is inspiring. In 2015, I received a Pediatrics Board certification after completing my residency at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. By 2018, I achieved my allergy and immunology board certification. I have received K12 funding grants starting in 2018 to continue my research. In addition, in 2020, I received the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Faculty Development Award.
My research has been published in respected journals, such as Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Pediatrics and Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Practice.
Atopic dermatitis (eczema); asthma; food allergies; allergic rhinitis; urticaria
Atopic dermatitis (eczema); asthma; food allergies; allergic rhinitis; fibrosis; genetic basis of allergic disease
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics