The long-term goal of the Digestive Health Center (DHC) is to improve child health through better diagnosis, treatments and outcomes for our four (4) key targeted focus areas, including:

  1. Liver Disease and Modeling
    -- Biliary atresia, cholestatic syndromes, and immune-mediated diseases
    -- Targeted therapies to block progression of liver disease in children

  2. Digestive Disease and Immunity
    -- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    -- Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs)

  3. Digestive Disease and Obesity
    -- Metabolic complications of obesity
    -- Benefits and mechanisms of bariatric surgery

  4. Translational Embryology
    -- Molecular basis of organogenesis
    -- Gastric, intestinal, and hepatic organoids