InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
Address1102 BATES
Houston, TX 77030
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    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MDCertificate in The Principles and Practices of Clinical Research02/2019Sabbatical in Clinical Research Management
    Walden University, Minneapolis, MNMSN FNP Track02/2015Family Nurse Practitioner Program
    University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TXBSN05/2012Nursing
    Grayson County College, Denison, TXADN05/2009Nursing
    Kiamichi Technology Center, Durant, OKLPN Diploma06/2006Practical Nursing
    Denison High School, Denison, TXHigh School Diploma05/2000High School Education

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    Melissa Hearrell is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a passionate provider who believes in patient centered care. She strives to determine and meet the patient’s needs in an understanding and supportive environment that provides comforting, professional medical care for patients and their families.

    Clinical Interests:

    Melissa’s primary clinical interest is in the diagnosis and treatment of children with food allergies. She is dedicated to expanding care for food allergy patients and their families. She came to the Texas Children’s Hospital Food Allergy Program to help lead in the development of dedicated Food Challenge Suites to expand access to families waiting to undergo a food challenge procedure. Food challenges are the gold standard for the diagnosis of food allergies and Melissa understands that food allergies have a tremendous impact on both the patient’s and family’s quality of life. Collateral interests include treatment of anaphylaxis, autoimmune conditions, and immunology.

    Research Interests:

    Melissa is focused on combining the clinical treatment of allergy, immunology, and food allergy conditions with clinical research trials to not only treat patients, but also be actively working towards advancements in treatments and cures through clinical research trials.

    Prior to joining Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital, she graduated from her BSN and MSN programs with Summa Cum Laude honors. During her MSN program, she also served for 2 years as the sole MSN student representative for the Curriculum and Academic Policy committee where she helped write and review the policies, procedures, and curriculum for the school of nursing. Melissa began her career working in Rheumatology and Rheumatology clinical trials, transitioning to Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology clinical research trials where she found her passion in food allergy.

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    1. Anagnostou A, Hearrell M, Timberlake D, Huang X, Staggers KA, Stukus D. Social media use among parents of children with food allergies. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2024 Apr 01. PMID: 38570161.
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    2. Hearrell ML. Current and Future Treatment of Food Allergies. NASN Sch Nurse. 2024 Feb 09; 1942602X231215262. PMID: 38333926.
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    3. . The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Food Allergy Families. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 149 (2), AB142. 2022; 149(2):AB142.
    4. Davis CM, Anagnostou A, Devaraj S, Vita DT, Rivera F, Pitts K, Hearrell M, Minard C, Guffey D, Gupta M, Watkin L, Orange JS, Anvari S. Maximum Dose Food Challenges Reveal Transient Sustained Unresponsiveness in Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (POIMD Study). J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2022 02; 10(2):566-576.e6. PMID: 34890827; PMCID: PMC10404846.
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    5. . Diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis. Journal of Food Allergy. 2020; 2(1):64-68. View Publication.
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