Recruiting Participants for a new study!


Dear readers and fellow food allergy advocates,

A research study entitled “Risk Taking Behavior among Adolescents with Food Allergy” 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.

I, Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, am personally conducting the study.  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 [https://redcap.nubic.northwestern.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=TcT8XLeZeA].

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 [https://redcap.nubic.northwestern.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=TcT8XLeZeA].  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.

If you have any questions prior to making your decision, please contact Research Project Coordinator Victoria Rivkina at 312-503-3193 orvictoria.rivkina@northwestern.edu or myself at 312-503-5581 or r-gupta@northwestern.edu.