U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Nutrition Research

Stephen P. James, M.D.
Acting Director​
Stephen P. James, M.D.

About the Office

The Office of Nutrition Research (ONR) is responsible for leadership of nutrition research in NIDDK and collaboratively, across NIH institutes. The office participates in strategic planning, portfolio analysis, budget and resource allocation, and assessment of research needs and opportunities that fall within the mission of NIDDK and the NIH. Strategic planning includes developing new NIH research initiatives in nutrition research. The office replaces the NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination (DNRC).

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Nutrition Research Information

Strategic Plans and Reports

  • The Interagency Committee of Human Nutrition Research (ICHNR) National Nutrition Research Roadmap 2015‒2020: Advancing Nutrition Research to Improve and Sustain Health - The Roadmap identifies research priorities for human nutrition and describes the role of the ICHNR departments and agencies in addressing those priorities over the next five to ten years. This report should be available in late 2015 on the NIH Office of Disease Prevention website.
  • NIH Nutrition Research Report 2013 and 2014 - summarizes NIH nutrition research activities in 2013 and 2014
  • NIH Nutrition Research Report 2011 and 2012 - summarizes NIH nutrition research activities in 2011 and 2012

Nutrition Research Committees and Working Groups

  • Interagency Committee on Human Nutrition Research (ICHNR) - Created in 1983, the ICHNR aims to increase the overall effectiveness and productivity of federally supported or conducted human nutrition research. The Committee is co-chaired by Dr. Catherine Woteki, USDA Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, and Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. Members include representatives from the USDA, HHS, Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, Federal Trade Commission, National Science Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), NASA and the White House OSTP.
  • Nutrition Coordinating Committee (NCC) - Established by the NIH Office of the Director in 1975, the NCC aims to improve inter-organization communication and research coordination of nutrition activities within the NIH. The mandate of the NCC is to review, stimulate, and encourage the necessary support of nutrition research and training and to define the role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention and management.

NIDDK Research Programs

Nutrition-related research programs

Current Funding Opportunties

Nutrition-related funding opportunities from NIDDK​

Meetings and Events

No NIDDK-s​ponorsed nutrition-related events are scheduled at this time.

Office Staff

View staff and contact information.​​​​​​​