SUNBEAM: Systems Biology of Early Atopy

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Doctors at Johns Hopkins are teaming up with our OB partners to understand the risk factors for development of childhood food allergies and eczema.

We hope to identify root causes from the environment, diet, hereditary factors and the body’s immune system to be able to better predict, prevent, and treat these allergic conditions.

How Can I Get Involved?

As a study participant, you and your baby will get extra care that may help evaluate for allergies and can improve your baby’s health.


  • Pregnant (any stage)
  • 18+ years old
  • Delivering at Howard County General Hospital


  • Sample collections from mom, baby, and their environment
  • Questionnaires on health, diet, and environment
  • Allergy testing

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

To learn more, contact the study team:

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