The primary research focus of Ronna L. Campbell, M.D., Ph.D., is on the emergency management of anaphylaxis. Most recently, Dr. Campbell has studied emergency anaphylaxis care at the national population level by partnering with OptumLabs.
- Evaluating the clinical criteria for the diagnosis of anaphylaxis
- Implementing and studying the efficacy of practice interventions to increase appropriate anaphylaxis management in the emergency department
- Determining the safest routes of epinephrine administration
- Studying risk factors for increased reaction severity and biphasic reactions
- Collaborating with allergists and immunologists to develop practice guidelines
- Evaluating outcomes of allergist and immunologist follow-up after an emergency department visit for anaphylaxis
Significance to patient care
Anaphylaxis has been shown to be underdiagnosed and undertreated in the emergency setting. Dr. Campbell's research has helped to increase the recognition and treatment of anaphylaxis as well as the appropriate treatment and follow-up.
- First author, "Emergency Department Diagnosis and Treatment of Anaphylaxis: A Practice Parameter," Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 2014
- Spokesperson, Communicating With First-Time Anaphylactic Patients, American College of Emergency Physicians Webinar, 2013
- Co-author, Second symposium on the definition and management of anaphylaxis: Summary report — Second National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease/Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network Symposium, 2006