Research

Allergy Research

AAFA holds many research projects to understand patient awareness, knowledge, preferences and behaviors related to allergy prevention, management and treatment. AAFA’s research offers different views on the impact of allergies in the U.S. Research offers a helpful look at the allergy community.

Allergy Capitals™ Rankings

AAFA’s Allergy Capitals report is a yearly research project. It finds the most challenging places to live with allergies during the spring and fall. This report ranks cities based on their average pollen level and their average medicine use.

Anaphylaxis in America™

AAFA’s Anaphylaxis in America study looks at patient, public and doctor attitudes and behaviors about anaphylaxis. The study was based on public and patient surveys. This study includes an article, Anaphylaxis in America: The Prevalence and Characteristics of Anaphylaxis in the United States, and a Letter to the Editor, Anaphylaxis in America: A National Physician Survey. Both of these were printed in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Global Warming and Extreme Allergies Download PDF

This report presented by AAFA and the National Wildlife Federation talks about the impact climate change will have on people with asthma and allergies. Climate change causes longer allergy seasons and increases air pollution. This can create problems for people with asthma and allergies. We must act now to reduce risks.

Institute of Medicine Food Allergies: Global Burden, Causes, Treatment, Prevention and Public Policy

AAFA is a part of the committee formed by the Institute of Medicine. This group looks at food allergy issues. This committee will develop a way to treat key issues. These issues include how to increase public awareness, support research and find research gaps, and inform ways to prevent food allergy.

National Pseudoephedrine (PSE) Awareness Studies

AAFA, with the help of Harris Poll, took a survey about how patients use and choose medicine. It also looked at their attitudes about getting safe and helpful treatments. This study showed that allergy sufferers rely on and want access to pseudoephedrine (PSE).

State Honor Roll

AAFA’s State Honor Roll is a yearly research project. It helps find states with the most complete and ideal statewide public policies supporting people with asthma and allergies in U.S. schools. The goal of this report is to find states that work toward better school-based policies and help advocates nationwide.