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Assistant Professor, Section of Allergy, Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, University of Manitoba; Clinician Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Associate Investigator, Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) National Cohort Study (www.canadianchildstudy.ca)
Dr. Elinor Simons completed her BSc (with Distinction) at Queen’s University, MD and BSc (Med) at the University of Manitoba, Pediatric Residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pediatric Allergy Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University and MSc in Epidemiology at the State University of New York at Albany. She returned to Canada to do a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, and joined the faculty at the University of Manitoba as a Pediatric Allergist and Clinician Scientist in 2014. She received her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto in March 2015.
My research focuses are the developmental origins and primary prevention of childhood allergic diseases, such as food allergy and asthma. I am currently conducting a clinical research trial to evaluate the effects of diet, other exposures, and immunological and familial factors on the development of persistent peanut allergy and positive allergy testing to peanut among a population-based group of children participating in the CHILD cohort study. Using administrative healthcare data linkage, I am also comparing the development of asthma and other allergic conditions of childhood in the CHILD cohort and the general population of children in Manitoba. I am supervising a Pediatric Resident Research Project on the ‘Prescription Patterns of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Treatment of Anaphylaxis in Manitoba Children: a Population-Based Study’.