First-of-its-Kind Allergy & Air Quality Map App

Dr. Purvi Parikh, a renowned allergist at NYU Langone Health discusses the launch of Allegra’s new, first-of-its-kind map app called Airways that guides users to their destinations with real-time cleaner routes (least amount of air pollution and pollen). It essentially identifies a cleaner air commuting route and the best routes to avoid, like the Waze traffic app, but for clean-route commuting.

Dr. Purvi Parik: Dr. Purvi Parikh is an adult and pediatric allergist and immunologist. She is currently on faculty as Clinical Instructor of Medicine and Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. She completed her fellowship training in allergy and immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Montefiore medical center Prior to that, she completed her residency at the The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH and she is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

She completed her B.A. in political science at Emory University and received her M.D. from St. George’s University. Dr. Parikh has published articles in allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency syndromes in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology as well as The Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer and is currently writing a chapter for an otorhinolaryngology textbook.

Dr. Parikh has also presented oral and poster presentations at various national and international meetings such as the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, American Thoracic Society, Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies and World Association of Sarcoidosis and other Granulomatous diseases. She has an interest in treating immunodeficiency syndromes.

She is passionate about health policy and sits on the health and public policy committee for the American College of Physicians. She also is a board member and founder of the Share and Care Foundation’s young professional committee which raises money for underprivileged women and children in India.

She was recently named national media spokesperson for a non-profit patient advocacy group called the Allergy and Asthma Network and has made numerous press and TV appearances on their behalf.

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