Food Allergy Research

Clinical Research Studies

Lurie Children’s Division of Allergy and Immunology is at the cutting edge of food allergy clinical research. We offer our patients with food allergy the newest treatments as well as opportunities to be part of studies in hopes to discover more treatments and a cure. 

We are currently recruiting patients in numerous food allergy studies. Learn more about our current trials:


The ADORED study looks at whether once daily beneficial bacterial prevents the development of atopic illnesses in infants. The newborn should have an immediate family member (biological mother, biological father, and/or full sibling) with asthma, eczema, or any allergies. The ADORED study is no longer recruiting patients. 

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ALK Peanut SLIT Study; Phase-1

We are recruiting 18-25 year olds with a known peanut allergy. This study looks at the safety and tolerability of a new sublingual (under the tongue) tablet containing peanut allergen at different doses. 

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Infants with Moderate-Severe Eczema and/or Egg Allergy and Peanut Allergy: Discovering a Significant Genotype 

This study of children 4-11 months with moderate to severe eczema or egg allergy looks to find biomarkers to help tell us whether or not a child will develop a peanut allergy and how severe a peanut allergy might be.

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VITESSE Peanut Patch

The VITESSE study is looking for children ages 4 through 7 years who have a peanut allergy. This study will evaluate the safety, ease of use and efficacy of the investigational drug, Viaskin Peanut 250 mcg patch (DBV712). The study includes 12 study visits to Lurie Children’s and 5 study phone calls. Participants will receive payment for each completed study visit to compensate for time and travel. 

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Basic Science and Public Health Research

The Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research (CFAAR), part of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, aims to find answers and shape policies surrounding food allergy, asthma and other allergic conditions.

Led by Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, CFAAR is comprised of three interdisciplinary and collaborative research cores: 1.) Public Health Data Repository Core, 2.) Clinical Research Core and 3.) Community/School Outreach Core. These cores are led by experts in the fields of epidemiology, health services research, health behavior, patient care, and advocacy seeking to make meaningful improvements in the health of children, adults, and families living with allergic disease.