Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program
- Appointed Associate Program Director for the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship
- Accepted into Academy of Educators
- Accepted into the UNC Teaching Scholars program
- Selected as an instructor in the Patient Centered Care course, part of the new UNC medical school curriculum Translational Education at Carolina
- BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996
- MS, Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 2001
- MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2005
- Residency, Duke University Medical Center, 2005-2008
- Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology, Duke University Medical Center, 2008-2011
Food allergy: With the dramatic increase in recent years in the prevalence of food allergy, there has been a significant amount of research looking for potential treatments. I am specifically interested in the use of immunotherapy in the treatment of food allergy. Multiple studies have demonstrated successful desensitization using oral immunotherapy (OIT) and my research on sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for peanut allergy demonstrated potential for this modality as well. Ongoing studies on the long-term effects of OIT and SLIT in addition to studies on the use of anti-IgE therapy in conjunction with immunotherapy give hope that an effective treatment can be found soon.
Immunotherapy: Allergen-specific subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) has been in use for 100 years and remains the primary disease modifying treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma. I am interested in optimizing the use of SCIT by looking at the effectiveness of various dosing schedules and dose ranges on different patient populations.