Allergy and Asthma Program
Children’s Hospital Boston is home to the world’s most extensive research enterprise at a pediatric hospital.
The Atopic Dermatitis Center, a program within the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children’s, develops treatments informed by research. Lynda Schneider, MD, is a principal investigator for the NIH Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN) which is focused on atopic dermatitis (AD) and its association with both immune and skin barrier defects. (ADRNStudy@childrens.harvard.edu) Dr. Schneider is also an investigator for a long term study of children who have used topical tacrolimus ointment.
Food Allergy Research
Dr. Schneider, Umetsu and Rachid are conducting studies to evaluate desensitization for peanut allergy in children and young adults. If you or your child are interested in participating contact 617-355-6127.
The Asthma Clinical Research Center at Children’s Hospital Boston conducts numerous asthma research studies for all ages. For more information on current studies, please visit the links below:
During your visit to the Allergy and Asthma Program at Children’s, you may be asked if you are willing to have your child participate in a clinical research study or clinical trial. All clinical research is approved by the Children’s Hospital Institution Review Board (IRB) and is always voluntary.
If you or your child is interested in participating, please email Asthma@childrens.harvard.edu or call 857-218-5336
In addition our division conducts research in drug allergy, hereditary angioedema, and primary immunodeficiency.