Food Allergy Survey, Can You Help?

Overview: Researchers at Northwestern Medicine are conducting a research study entitled “Risk Taking Behavior among Adolescents with Food Allergy," which is currently enrolling participants. The goal of this study is to learn more about the risk taking behaviors of food allergic adolescents – both in regard to general risk taking and risk taking as it relates to food allergy. In order to participate in the study, adolescents between the ages of 14 and 22 years who currently have a food allergy are being asked to complete an entirely anonymous and confidential electronic survey. No protected health or identifying information is being collected. No compensation is being offered in exchange for study participation. All aspects of this research study have been approved by the Northwestern Institutional Review Board, IRB STU00097291.

If you are between the ages of 18 and 22 and are interested in participating in this study, please click on this secure link to access the anonymous and confidential survey [].

If you are a parent with a food allergic child between the ages of 14 and 17 and have no objections to your adolescent child participating in this study, please forward him/her this link []. The link will take him/her to the completely anonymous and confidential survey.

If you would prefer for your child not to participate, no further action is required.

Jacquie Pence

Center for Community Health, Institute for Public Health and Medicine

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine


Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Director, Program for Maternal and Child Health<>

Center for Healthcare Studies, Institute for Public Health and Medicine

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine<>, Northwestern University

Clinical Attending

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Author of: The Food Allergy Experience<>