The University of Michigan Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center (MHWFAC) has a world-class research program, led by exceptional research physicians with a skilled staff and access to state-of-the–art facilities. Our patient-centered research is aimed at producing measurable outcomes that provide concrete solutions for those with food allergy and can help lead to a cure for this condition. The central goal of the MHWFAC is to translate the results of our research into health care policy that improves the day-to-day lives of families affected by food allergy and Eosinophilic Esophagitis. The MHWFAC focuses on four main areas of investigation:

  • Causes of food allergy and Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Epidemiology/natural history of food allergy and EoE
  • Food allergy and EoE health service utilization
  • Therapies to treat food allergy and EoE

As part of the University of Michigan, the MHWFAC is able to leverage key strengths of one of the nation’s leading medical research institutions and health systems in order to achieve its research goals. The Michigan Advantage includes: 

  • Innovative investigators
  • A long, established tradition of being among the top 5 leaders in NIH funding
  • Collaboration across the various departments in the Health System and University
  • A large and diverse patient population
  • Unparalleled expertise in epidemiology, health services research (cost, utilization, outcomes, and quality of care) and health care policy  


Ultimately, the MHWFAC research program strives to be national thought leaders and experts in food allergy. Click here for examples of the high national impact of the MHWFAC’s work.

MHWFAC studies show that more work needs to be done to manage students' food allergies: