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Boston Children’s Hospital 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. (  Dr. Schneider is also an investigator for a long term study of children who have used topical tacrolimus ointment. 

Food Allergy Research

Dr. Lynda Schneider, MD and Dr. Rima Rachid, MD 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.   


Asthma Research

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 AsthmaNet or the Severe Asthma Research Program

Clinical Research

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 Institutional Review Board (IRB) and is always voluntary.

If you or your child is interested in participating, please email or call 857-218-5336

In addition our division conducts research in drug allergy, hereditary angioedema, and primary immunodeficiency. 

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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