Allergy and Immunology Experts

James Moy, MD

Immunology, Allergy | Immunity Research
Languages: English, Cantonese

James Moy is an allergy and immunology physician who is an expert on immunity. His top areas of research include antibody levels after illness or immunization, immunity after immunization and asthma interventions.

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New study finds natural infection wanes at same rate as boosters
Rush University study shows encouraging results for COIVD-19 booster shot


Dr. James Moy

Lena Al-Harthi, PhD

Microbial Pathogens | Immunity Research
Lena Al-Harthi is an expert in the study of microbial pathogens, immunity and neuro inflammation. Her research is focused on understanding the mechanisms that drive HIV neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and HIV latency in the central nervous system. She is the Thomas J. Coogan Sr., MD, Chair of Immunology, Department of Microbial Pathogens and Immunity at RUSH Medical College.

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Scientists begin to unravel the mysteries of the coronavirus and brains
ICUs become ‘delirium factory’ for COVID-19 patients
RUSH Researcher Finds That Brain Cells Can Harbor and Spread HIV


Lena Al-Harthi, PhD

Maha Mahdavinia, MD, PhD

Food Allergies, Disparities | Microbiome Research
Languages: English, Farsi, Italian

Mahboobeh (Maha) Mahdavinia is a physician and scientist who is an authority on the immunology of allergic diseases and molecular epidemiology. Mahdavinia leads national and international research on the development of allergies in early childhood. She specializes in allergic rhinitis, eosinophilic esophagitis, food allergies and sensitivities and sinusitis. Her research is focused on the interplay of microbiome and disparity in allergic diseases.

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People of color have more food allergies than White people, study finds
Racial Differences in Pediatric Food Allergy
What causes fall allergies and how to prevent irritating symptoms before they start


Dr. Mahboobeh Mahdavinia