Weekly meeting - January 16: Update on Food Allergies

Speaker: Harvey L. Leo is a board certified allergist in practice with  Allergy & Immunology Associates of Ann Arbor. He also serves as an Assistant Research Scientist in the University of Michigan School of Public Health’s  Division of Health Behavior and Education & Center for Managing Chronic Disease. Dr. Leo completed undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame and medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. After a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, he was accepted into the internationally renowned Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Fellowship program at National Jewish Medical and Research Center. His research interests center on the impact of allergic diseases in the pediatric population and community. He has studied issues related to food allergies in the childcare and school setting. He initiated and coordinated the Ann Arbor School District’s Food Allergy Planning Commission.  This resulted in implementing a district wide food allergy response and plan for a Michigan school district serving over 16,000 children.

Dr. Leo is highly engaged with educating the community on food allergies, anaphylaxis and other allergic disease. He has done much to demystify what is otherwise a frightful, unsettling topic. He will update us on current developments in this field.