Dear Potential Research Subject:

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has swept across the world affecting healthy people and people with all types of health related issues. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children's Hospital and the Texas Children's Hospital Food Allergy Program are conducting a survey to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food allergy community as assessed by the parents of children with food allergies.

This survey aims to help us better understand how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting the lives of people in the food allergy community. To help us better understand how people's physical, emotional and mental health are being affected, we would like to ask you questions about your possible exposure to the virus, your experiences with testing and treatment and some questions about how your life has changed as a result of COVID-19 and the preventive measures that have been put in place. We would also like to know what is needed by the food allergy community in the future.

If you fill out this anonymous questionnaire (survey), you are consenting or agreeing to take part in this research. We will take all steps legally possible to keep this information confidential.

You decide whether you want to take part or not. If you do not take part, you will lose none of your rights. It will not affect you badly in any way. You may decide to stop taking part at any time. Again, if you decide not to take part, it will not affect your rights or benefits. It will not change the health care you receive now or in the future.

It will not cost you to take part in this study. We will not pay you to take part.

If you have any questions about this survey or the study, please contact Dr. Carla M. Davis or Melissa L Hearrell, APRN, FNP-C at or 832-824-7986. If you have additional questions about your rights as a research subject, contact the Institutional Review Board for Human Subject Research for Baylor College of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals at (713) 798-6970.

Thank you for your time.


Carla M. Davis, M.D.

Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital

Department of Pediatrics

Chief, Section of Immunology, Allergy, and Retrovirology

1102 Bates Street, Suite 330

Houston, TX 77030-2399

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