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Cynthia C. Wetzel, PhD

  • Manager, Digestive Health Center
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



I have worked at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati since 1999. Currently, I serve as manager of the Digestive Health Center (DHC), located within Cincinnati Children’s. As one of only 18 Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (DDRCC) in the nation, the DHC is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). For more information visit our DHC website.

As the DHC manager, I am responsible for directing the daily operations for the center, monitoring the $1.17 million budget and implementing the strategic goals of the center to advance pediatric digestive disease research locally.

My areas of interests include National Institutes of Health research administration and maintaining appropriate records to create data reports for successful grant applications.

BS: Biology, College of Mount Saint Joseph (currently known as Mount Saint Joseph University), Cincinnati, OH, 1994.

PhD: Biomedical Research/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 1999.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Division of Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation, Cincinnati, OH, 1999-2002.

Research Areas

Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition


Implementing Research Shared (Core) Facility Billing Systems. Chimote, AA; Mayhew, C; Thornton, S; Wetzel, C; White, AN. Journal of biomolecular techniques : JBT. 2022; 33:3fc1f5fe.1a877626.