Dr. Merritt has done research on Alpha-gal, an allergy to beef, pork, and gelatin related to tick bites, and is part of the Arkansas Alpha-gal Task Force. She is the director of White Cell Support Group, a nonprofit support group for patients with primary immune deficiency. Dr. Merritt is a noted speaker for asthma, allergy and immune deficiency. She participates in the Food Allergy Research and Education Walk every year and the National Asthma Screening for the past 16 years.
Allergy & Asthma Clinic of Northwest Arkansas
1900 S. Walton Blvd
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
Location Phone: 479-254-9777
Location Fax: 479-254-9729
Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Fellowship at the University of Virginia
Beef and pork allergy (alpha gal)
CH Chung,...T Hatley,...TAE Platts-Mills. Cetuximab-induced anaphylaxis and IgE against Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose. New England Journal of Medicine. Volume 358:1109-1117. March 13, 2008. Investigation of Anaphylaxis to IgE Specific Galactose-a-1,3-Galactose in Residents of Arkansas and Surrounding States.
Hatley TK, Zambrano JC, Carper HT, Hayden FG, Gwaltney JM, Platts-Mills TA, Borish LC, Heymann PW. Experimental Rhinovirus Infection in Patients with Asthma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2001;107(2):S226.
Hatley TK, Woodfolk JA, Ward GA, Platts-Mills TA. Allergen Specific Therapy for Severe Asthma. Chapter 15 in Severe Asthma. Szefler/Leung. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, New York. 2001.
Heymann PW, Carper HT, Murphy DD, Platts-Mills TA, Patrie J, McLaughlin AP, Erwin EA, Shaker MS, Hellems M, Peerzada J, Hayden FG, Hatley TK, Chamberlain R. Viral infections in relation to age, atopy, and season of admission among children hospitalized for wheezing. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Aug;114(2):239-47.