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Saturday, June 21 • 8:00am - 8:30am
Barriers to Food Allergy Reporting and Verification in Chicago Public Schools

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One of the aims of the Improving Food Allergy Verification and Medication Access in Chicago Public Schools study was to understand the barriers that parents face in reporting their children’s food allergies to CPS schools. This session will help parents with students in CPS schools who have food allergies learn more about this initiative, increase communication with their schools, and provide more education and resources.

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avatar for Lilliana DeSantiago - Cardenas, MSW

Lilliana DeSantiago - Cardenas, MSW

As a Student Health Specialist with the Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW), Lilliana DeSantiago-Cardenas has worked on chronic disease policy development around asthma, food allergy, diabetes, and administration of medication in schools.  In addition, Ms. DeSantiago-Cardenas developed and implemented the progressive District Issued Emergency Epinephrine Initiative, which provides undesignated... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Dyer

Ashley Dyer

Ashley Dyer, MPH is a Research Project Manager at Northwestern University’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Center for Healthcare Studies. She currently manages a variety of research projects exploring health disparities from both epidemiological and community-based perspectives. She completed her MPH in Community Health Sciences, Program in Maternal and Child Health with a concentration in Global Health at the University of... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH

Dr. Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH

Dr. Ruchi Gupta, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Center for Healthcare Studies and the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where she also serves as a clinical attending.  Dr. Gupta’s research and clinical interests include childhood food allergy and asthma and their management.  Dr. Gupta has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and... Read More →
avatar for Victoria Rivkina, MPH

Victoria Rivkina, MPH

Victoria Rivkina, MPH is a Research Project Coordinator with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Student Health and Wellness.  Victoria is currently part of a joint NU-CPS research initiative which aims to improve chronic disease reporting, verification, and management in Chicago Public Schools, with a focus on asthma and food allergy.  Prior to taking on her current... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am
Rosemont B

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