As a program director in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, I manage the Nutrient Metabolism, Status, and Assessment program and the Clinical, Behavioral, and Epidemiological Obesity Research program. In this capacity, I oversee a research portfolio that focuses on nutrient absorption, metabolism, nutritional status, nutritional interventions, and obesity research related to food intake and appetite regulation, diet composition, energy expenditure, and the metabolic and physiologic consequences.
In addition, I am involved in activities of the trans-NIH Common Fund-supported Metabolomics program. The CF-Metabolomics program, comprising a variety of grant awards, serves as a national consortium and supports resources and infrastructure for metabolomics technologies for promoting their application in biomedical research.
I also serve as the program director for the Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Research Cores and Data Repository and Coordination Center.