U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Frank Hamilton
 

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Tel: 301-594-8877
Email: hamiltonf@mail.nih.gov
 

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Frank Hamilton, M.D., M.P.H.

Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Current Responsibilities and Activities

As chief of the Digestive Disease Programs Branch in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, I support research programs in a variety of areas.  These include digestive diseases clinical research and epidemiology as well as gastrointestinal diseases and nutrition in HIV/AIDS.  Other areas of scientific interest include gastrointestinal immunology, inflammation, and inflammatory diseases; gastrointestinal microbiology and infectious diseases; and motility and functional gastrointestinal disorders.  My responsibilities also include sponsoring the Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium.  This Consortium performs clinical, epidemiological, and therapeutic research on gastroparesis and provides an infrastructure for clinical trials of interventions to improve treatment.

​Research Programs

Digestive Diseases Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The Digestive Diseases Clinical Research and Epidemiology program supports patient-oriented clinical research and epidemiology research in digestive diseases

Gastrointestinal Immunology, Inflammation, and Inflammatory Diseases
The Gastrointestinal Immunology, Inflammation, and Inflammatory Diseases program supports basic, clinical, and translational research on mucosal immunology, intestinal immunity, and inflammation in gastrointestinal diseases and conditions

Gastrointestinal Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
This program supports basic, clinical, and translational research on the gut microbiota, pathogenic organisms that reside in the gastrointestinal tract

Gastrointestinal, Nutrition, and Liver Research in HIV/AIDS
The Gastrointestinal, Nutrition, and Liver Research in HIV/AIDS program supports research to understand intestinal, hepatic, and biliary dysfunction, along with nutritional disorders associated with HIV/AIDS

Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
This program supports research on aspects of gut physiology regulating motility, the effect of diseases on gastrointestinal motility, and clinical trials to test new treatments for functional gastrointestinal disorders