U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Digestive Diseases & Nutrition (DDN)

Director DDN, Stephen JamesDirector​
Dr. Stephen James



Deputy Director, DDN, Dr. Jessica LeeDeputy Director
Dr. Jessica Lee


About the Division

The Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN) supports research related to digestive diseases, including the alimentary tract, liver and pancreas, nutrition and obesity. The programs include basic, translational and clinical research, research training, and career development. DDN also promotes public awareness and education about digestive diseases and related conditions, and oversees several national public awareness campaigns.

Division Staff

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Additional Information 

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 Research Programs

 
The Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN)  supports basic, translational and clinical research in:

 For a list of all NIDDK programs, including theses, visit Research Programs and Contacts.​​

 

 Funding Opportunities

 

 

 Strategic Plans and Reports By Disease

 
Report NameDescription
NIDDK Recent Advances & Emerging Opportunities 2018A compendium highlighting examples of the many research advances published by NIDDK-funded scientists and their colleagues in fiscal year 2017.
NIH Nutrition Research Report 2015 & 2016Summarizes nutrition research funding, training, and collaboration activities across the NIH
NIDDK Recent Advances & Emerging Opportunities 2017A compendium highlighting examples of the many research advances published by NIDDK-funded scientists and their colleagues in fiscal year 2016.
NIDDK Recent Advances & Emerging Opportunities 2016A compendium highlighting examples of the many research advances published by NIDDK-funded scientists and their colleagues in fiscal year 2015.
Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity ResearchOutlines a guide to accelerate a broad spectrum of research toward developing new and more effective approaches to address the tremendous burden of obesity, so that people can look forward to healthier lives
Opportunities & Challenges in Digestive Diseases Research: Recommendations of the National Commission on Digestive DiseasesDescribes recent research advances and identifies research goals to be pursued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the digestive diseases research community over the next decade
The Burden of Digestive Diseases in the United StatesProvides current and retrospective data on all aspects of the epidemiology, practice patterns, costs, and impact of digestive diseases in the United States
Action Plan for Liver Disease ResearchAddresses the burden of liver diseases in the United States and provides a 10-year Action Plan for Liver Disease Research
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