Dr. Cosby Stone, Jr. MD, MPH (Physician-Scientist Instructor in Allergy/Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center) grew up in rural Crossville, Tennessee and went to college at Vanderbilt University where he enjoyed studying languages, literature, mathematics, and science. He completed medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, with additional training in public health focused on epidemiology. He served as an NIH Fogarty Scholar from 2008-2009, living abroad in Tanzania and doing research in nutrition, HIV, and health education. Afterwards he did residency/chief residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in the combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency program. He is happy to have returned to Tennessee as first a clinical fellow, then a research fellow, and finally a faculty member in allergy/immunology at Vanderbilt. His previous area of research focus was on prevention of allergic disease. His current main area of research focuses on medication allergies, specifically immediate hypersensitivity reactions to antibiotics and to inactive ingredients such as alpha-gal and polyethylene glycol. He is currently funded by the Learning Healthcare System at Vanderbilt via a K-12 from AHRQ to study how the implementation of a validated strategy to remove low risk penicillin allergies affects inpatient antibiotic utilization and patient outcomes. He is also a published poet.