U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Digestive Diseases & Nutrition (DDN)

Director DDN, Stephen JamesDirector​
Dr. Stephen James

Deputy Director DDN, David SaslowskyDeputy Director​
Dr. David Saslowsky

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 


 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 Report