Expert Conversations: More Adults Are Reporting Food Allergies. What Can We Do?


Confirmatory testing for food allergies and epinephrine carriage are more important than ever, now that new findings reveal greater numbers of US adults are reporting food allergies. In this podcast, Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH, from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Christopher Warren, PhD(c), from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, discuss their research and the role of primary care providers in diagnosing food allergies.


To read about Dr Gupta and Mr Warren’s study on food allergy prevalence in US adults, click here.



Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH, is a board-certified pediatrician, professor of pediatrics and medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, clinical attending at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and director of the Science & Outcomes of Allergy & Asthma Research (SOAAR) team.


Christopher Warren, PhD(c), BA, is a doctoral candidate at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, and researcher with Dr Gupta’s SOAAR team.




1. Gupta RS, Warren CM, Smith BM, et al. Prevalence and severity of food allergies among US adults. JAMA Network Open. 2019;2(1):e185630. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.5630.


2. Warren CW, Zaslavsky JM, Kan K, et al. Auto-injector carriage and use practices among US children, adolescents, and adults [published online June 21, 2018]. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. doi:10.1016/j.anai.2018.06.010.