U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research

The Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research program supports clinical research focused on observational/interventional studies in nutrition, as well as nutritional epidemiology studies.  This program includes clinical studies examining the effects of nutrient or dietary intake, diet composition, diet intervals, variation in nutritional status, or interventions ranging from, but not limited to, whole foods/dietary patterns, dietary supplements, or alternative delivery modes (i.e., parenteral or enteral nutrition) on health-related outcomes in humans.  Nutrients may encompass macronutrients, vitamins/minerals, phytonutrients, and other food components.  Clinical studies of nutritional status or interventions from infancy throughout the aging process are of interest.  The program serves as a focal point for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data on nutritional intake, status, and disorders of public health significance, with particular emphasis on national/global surveillance and follow-up studies.  This program also includes policy- and population-based approaches to improving nutrient/dietary intake or nutritional status not focused on obesity/weight control.  Other relevant research projects would include methodologies to improve assessment of nutrient intake and/or status in humans throughout the lifespan.
The Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research program does not support research regarding obesity, energy balance, or weight control.  For obesity research, please see Obesity Treatment and Prevention or Clinical, Behavioral, and Epidemiological Obesity Research.  For research related to nutrient requirements and metabolism, see Nutrient Metabolism, Status, and Assessment.

 NIDDK Staff

Dana K. Andersen, M.D.Observational and Investigational Clinical Research; Biomedical Devices, Surgical Interventions, and MedicationsMary Evans, Ph.D.Special Projects in Nutrition, Obesity, and Digestive Diseases; Lifestyle Interventions in Obesity; Nutrition Obesity Research Centers; Diet & Physical Activity Assessment Methodology
Padma Maruvada, Ph.D.Nutrient Metabolism; Clinical Obesity and NutritionAynur Unalp-Arida M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.Epidemiology, Clinical Trials, Digestive Diseases, and Nutrition


 Related Funding Opportunities

Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
8/7/2015Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp) (Summary) PA-15-321
7/31/2015Pilot and Feasibility Clinical and Translational Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (R21) (Summary) PA-15-317
6/29/2015Exploration of the Roles of Brown and Beige Adipose Tissue in Humans (R01) (Summary) RFA-DK-15-031
6/24/2015Pre-application: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (X02) (Summary) PAR-15-286
6/24/2015Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01) (Summary) PAR-15-287
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 Research Resources

Resource NameDescription
Efficacy and Mechanisms of Glutamine Dipeptide in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit

The GLND trial is a multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, intent-to-treat Phase III trial, designed to determine the effect of parenteral glutamine (GLN) dipeptide on important clinical outcomes in patients requiring surgical intensive care…

Action to Control Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Diabetes Follow-up Study
ACCORDION (sponsored by NHLBI) is a prospective, observational follow-up study of at least 8000 participants who were treated and followed in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial.  Treatment in ACCORD ended in 2009 and…
Diabetic Complications Consortium
The goal of the NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) is to foster communication and collaboration between investigator communities involved in complications research.  Toward this goal, DiaComp: (1) sponsors annual meetings in…
NIDDK Information Network

The NIDDK Information Network (dkNET), serves the needs of basic and clinical investigators by providing seamless access to large pools of data relevant to the mission of NIDDK. The goal of dkNET is to develop a community-based network for…

NIDDK Repository for Biosamples and Data

Supports Data, Biosample, and Genetic Repositories to increase the impact of current and previously funded NIDDK studies by making their data and biospecimens available to the broader scientific community. These Repositories enable scientists not…

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 NIDDK Active Trials in Nutrition

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 Related Study Sections

Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area. View related study sections from the NIH's Center for Scientific Review.