UnDisciplined: The Population Science Psychologist And The Pediatric Allergist

Oct 11, 2019

This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking about risk reduction. 

First, we'll talk to a researcher who wants to know how to get people who are at risk of skin cancer to stay out of the sun. Then we'll chat with a scientist who believes a simple drop of medicine under the tongue could protect children who have peanut allergies. 

Lisa Aspinwall is a professor of social and health psychology at the University of Utah. She is part of a team of researchers who recently examined the ways genetic testing and counseling can help people make better lifestyle decisions when it comes to melanoma. 

Edwin Kim is an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina, and the director of the UNC Food Allergy Initiative. His team's study of the effects of long-term sublingual immunotherapy on children with peanut allergies was recently published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.