Department of Pediatrics
Christina Ciaccio provides care for children and adults with food and environmental allergies, allergic rhinitis, urticaria and angioedema, allergic rashes, and asthma. Her research is focused on understanding how nutrition (prebiotics) and microbial exposures (probiotics) affect immunoglobulin E (IgE) sensitization. She is currently working with other researchers to build a translational research program that will help influence preventive care strategies.
Ciaccio’s research findings have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Allergy and Asthma Proceedings and the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. She received the Young Faculty Award from the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Also, while serving as a fellow at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, she was awarded the Paul Henson Endowment Clinical Scholar Award for her research in immunology and inflammation. In addition, she is a past president of the Greater Kansas City Allergy Society.
She earned her MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency, as well as a fellowship, at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Ciaccio also possesses an MS in clinical research from the University of Kansas Medical Center.