The University of Michigan Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center (MHWFAC) is building a world-class research program, led by exceptional research faculty with a skilled staff and access to state-of-the–art facilities. Our research is aimed at generating novel findings through basic and translational research that will provide future 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 innovative findings of our research into new treatments and influence health care policy that improves the day-to-day lives of families affected by food allergy and Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). The MHWFAC focuses on a number areas of investigation:

  • Cutting edge research into new areas associated with food allergy and EoE
  • Causes of food allergy and EoE
  • Epidemiology/natural history of food allergy and EoE
  • Novel Therapies to treat food allergy and EoE
  • Participation in Clinical trials on the latest therapeutic advances


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 10 leaders in NIH funding
  • Collaboration across the various departments in the Health System and University
  • A large and diverse patient population

Unparalleled expertise in Basic research related to food allergy, epidemiology, health services research (cost, utilization, outcomes, and quality of care) and health care policy.