U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Padma Maruvada

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-594-8884
Email: maruvadp@mail.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Health Scientist Administrator and Program DirectorDRI, NCRR, NIH2007-2011
  • Health Scientist Administrator and Program DirectorDCP, NCI, NIH2003-2007
  • Research FellowMCEB, NIDDK, NIH1997-2003
  • Postdoctoral FellowThe University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston1994-1997
  • Ph.D.Osmania University, India1994

Padma Maruvada, Ph.D.

Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Current Responsibilities and Activities

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.

​Research Programs

Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research
The Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research program supports clinical and epidemiological research in nutrition

Clinical, Behavioral, and Epidemiological Obesity Research
This program supports clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological research in obesity

Gastrointestinal Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
This program supports basic, clinical, and translational research on the gut microbiota, pathogenic organisms that reside in the gastrointestinal tract

Gastrointestinal Physiology, Development, and Epithelial Biology
This program supports basic, clinical, and translational research on GI development, diseases, and disorders

Metabolism, Energy Balance, and Obesity
This program supports research on metabolism, energy balance, and obesity

Current Committee Memberships

  • NIH Obesity Task ForceMember
  • NIH Office of Dietary SupplementsNIDDK Representative
  • Common Fund Metabolomics ProgramMember and Program Director for Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Cores
  • NIH Prebiotics/Probiotics Interest GroupMember
  • Nutrition Coordination CommitteeMember