Study Partners

Before Brands, Inc. is the study’s sponsor, Duke Clinical Research Institute, which is part of Duke University, is coordinating study operations. 

Pattern Health provides the technology that enables the INTENT Study app and study experience for participants. 

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Executive Committee

The Executive Advisory Committee of the INTENT Study is a team of highly recognized leaders in the fields of clinical research, pediatric allergy and immunology, early childhood nutrition, and technology. Before Brands engaged the committee members to provide independent scientific oversight and guidance for the duration of the study, including protocol and content development, recruitment and retention of participants, study data results, and publications.

The committee member’s participation in the INTENT Study does not imply endorsement of any commercial products.

Principal Investigators

David Jeong, MD

David Jeong, MD

Principal Investigator
Pediatrician and Allergist Section Head, Virginia Mason Medical Center and Benaroya Research Institute

Christoph Hornik, MD, PhD​

Christoph Hornik, MD, PhD​

Duke Clinical Research Institute Principal Investigator
Assoc. Professor, Duke University
Chief, Division of Quantitative Sciences

Executive Advisory Committee

Dr. Drew Bird

Drew Bird, MD

Director of the Food and Allergy Center at Children's Medical Center

Associate Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH​

Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH​

Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) - Center for Food Allergy & Asthma

Professor, Northwestern University School of Medicine

Susannah Fox

Susannah Fox

Healthcare and information technology researcher

Chief Technology Officer, US Department of Health and Human Services (2015-17)

Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD​

Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD

SpoonfulONE Inventor

Director, Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University

Endowed Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Edwin Kim, MD, MS

Edwin Kim, MD, MS

Study Consultant for DCRI

Director, UNC Food Allergy Initiative

Associate Professor, UNC

Carina Venter, PhD, RD

Carina Venter, PhD, RD

Chair, International Network of Dietitians and Nutritionists in Allergy

Associate Professor of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dave Stukus, MD

Dave Stukus, MD

Director, Food Allergy Treatment Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Associate Professor, Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE

Digital Health Advisor

Pediatrician and Chief Medical Officer at Before Brands