On the Horizon

Learn about the latest in food allergy research and studies being led by our team through the UNC Food Allergy Initiative.

Allergy and Immunology research at UNC Children's


Nurse Practitioner

Allergy/Immunology Fellows

  • Olivia Francis, MD
  • Edward Iglesia, MD
  • Chirag Patel, MD
  • Stephen Schworer, MD, PhD
  • Erin Steinbach, MD
  • Jamie Waldron, MD

    CEMALB Research Faculty (Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology)

    Food Allergy Lab

    • Christine Brown, CCRP
    • Rishu Guo, MD, PhD
    • Lakeya Hardy
    • Andrew Hinton
    • Janelle Kesselring
    • Mike Kulis, PhD
    • Anusha Penumarti, PhD
    • Rohini Sheth
    • Johanna Smeekens, PhD
    • Jada Suber
    • Ping Ye, PhD
    • Xiaohong Yue, MS, DDS

    Food Allergy Study Coordinators

    • Sarah Bennick, RN, MSN, CPNP
    • Emily English, RN, MSN, CPNP
    • Deanna Hamilton, RN
    • Lauren Herlihy, RN, MSN, CPNP

    Administrative Staff

    • Charlotte Weaver, MS
      Administrative Director
    • Jessi Stark
      Division Administrator
    • Jess Faucette
      Administrative Specialist

    Looking for pediatric allergy and immunology services?

    Visit UNC Children's online

    Contact Us

    Make an appointment with one of UNC Children’s pediatric food allergy experts in Chapel Hill by calling 984-974-1401.