IUPUI scholar to help public better understand food allergies

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I am a scholar of health communication, and my research interests are really centered on how people talk about health issues in their everyday lives. I was really interested in the experiences of food allergy parents and caregivers. I’m also a food allergy parent myself. I just completed data collection, a study of food allergy parents that included qualitative, in-depth interviews and talking to other people about their child’s food allergy and also what they have found to be successful — that works for them in talking to other people about food allergy. I’m hoping one of the outcomes of that study will be developing some resources and tools that parents of newly diagnosed children can use to manage food allergy.

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