Identify a group of participants with environmental/food allergies and ask if the allergies are well controlled. Use observational data over many years to determine the relative rate of development of autoimmune/inflammatory illness in participants whose allergies are/are not well controlled.
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Focusing recruitment on communities with a disproportionate burden of environmental exposure (such as Western New York), develop and test a multi-level model to ascertain the burden of environmental illness symptom clusters, asthma, and allergies attributable to environmental factors at the 1) community/neighborhood, 2) household, 3) personal, 4) internal body burden 5) inflammatory biomarker response levels over time.... more »
A cohort of asthma patients (who believe they have a pollen allergy) would undergo genetic testing to identify genetic markers. Those patients would undergo blood and skin allergy testing to confirm the allergy, and then the patients would be utilize a mobile monitor to track the weather and environmental exposures (esp. pollen) that are causal to asthma incidences. With a more complete picture of pollen allergen impacts... more »