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Stavroula K. Osganian, M.D., Sc.D., M.P.H.

Responsibilities & Activities

As program director in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at NIDDK, I provide scientific oversight and administration of a portfolio of grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts that encompass studies of the etiology, prevention, and treatment of pediatric obesity and its complications that are performed in clinical settings and/or delivered by clinical personnel as well as those studies with linkage and bidirectional feedback to medical settings. I serve as scientific advisor on obesity and related disease research in children, providing advice to NIDDK and various cross institutional NIH working groups.

I also serve as a program official of Career Development ("K") award clinical trials for the DDN Division. These awards support individuals with a Ph.D., M.D., or an equivalent degree to receive training in clinical research related to digestive and hepatobiliary diseases, nutrition, obesity, and pancreatic diseases. In conjunction with this program, I oversee small grant R03 awards for K01/K08/K23 recipients, which are meant to amplify the candidate's research progress in areas that will lead to independent research project grant funding (e.g. R01).

Research Programs

Clinical, Behavioral, & Epidemiological Obesity Research
Clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological research in obesity.

Obesity Treatment & Prevention
Behavioral, pharmacological and surgical approaches; research evaluating environmental, policy, and population-based prevention strategies.

Committees & Working Groups

  • NIDDK Obesity Research Working Group, Member
  • NIDDK Training Program Directors Committee, Member
  • NIDDK Clinical Trials Working Group, Member
Last Reviewed March 2024