Clinical & Epidemiological Nutrition Research
Clinical and epidemiological research in nutrition.
The Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research program supports clinical research focused on observational/interventional studies in nutrition, as well as nutritional epidemiology studies. This program includes clinical studies examining the effects of nutrient or dietary intake, diet composition, diet intervals, variation in nutritional status, or interventions ranging from, but not limited to, whole foods/dietary patterns, dietary supplements, or alternative delivery modes (i.e., parenteral or enteral nutrition) on health-related outcomes in humans. Nutrients may encompass macronutrients, vitamins/minerals, phytonutrients, and other food components. Clinical studies of nutritional status or interventions from infancy throughout the aging process are of interest. The program serves as a focal point for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data on nutritional intake, status, and disorders of public health significance, with particular emphasis on national/global surveillance and follow-up studies. This program also includes policy- and population-based approaches to improving nutrient/dietary intake or nutritional status not focused on obesity/weight control. Other relevant research projects would include methodologies to improve assessment of nutrient intake and/or status in humans throughout the lifespan.
The Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research program does not support research regarding obesity, energy balance, or weight control. For obesity research, please see Obesity Treatment and Prevention or Clinical, Behavioral, and Epidemiological Obesity Research. For research related to nutrient requirements and metabolism, see Nutrient Metabolism, Status, and Assessment.
NIDDK Program Staff
- Aynur Unalp-Arida M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D. Epidemiology, Clinical Trials, Digestive Diseases, and Nutrition
- Dana K. Andersen, M.D. Observational and Investigational Clinical Research; Biomedical Devices, Surgical Interventions, and Medications
- Mary Evans, Ph.D. Multi-center Clinical Studies in Nutrition & Obesity; Nutrition Obesity Research Centers; Diet & Physical Activity Assessment Methodology
- Padma Maruvada, Ph.D. Nutrient Metabolism; Clinical Obesity and Nutrition
Recent Funding OpportunitiesView More Recent Funding Opportunities
Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
High impact, Interdisciplinary Science in NIDDK Research Areas (RC2 Clinical Trial Optional)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship for Students at Institutions Without NIH-Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (Parent F30)
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NIDDK makes publicly supported resources, data sets, and studies available to researchers to accelerate the rate and lower the cost of new discoveries.
- Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Studies to extend our knowledge of the diseases being studied by the parent study investigators under a defined protocol or to study diseases and conditions not within the original scope of the parent study but within the mission of the NIDDK.
- NIDDK Central Repository for access to clinical resources including data and biospecimens from NIDDK-funded studies.
- NIDDK Information Network (dkNET) for simultaneous search of digital resources, including multiple datasets and biomedical resources relevant to the mission of the NIDDK.
Additional Research Programs
NIDDK supports the training and career development of medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physician scientists through institutional and individual grants.Learn about NIDDK Research Training Programs
The NIDDK offers and participates in a variety of opportunities for trainees and researchers from communities underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise. These opportunities include travel and scholarship awards, research supplements, small clinical grants, high school and undergraduate programs, and a network of minority health research investigators.Learn about NIDDK Diversity Programs
NIDDK participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs support innovative research conducted by small businesses that has the potential for commercialization.Learn about NIDDK Small Business Programs
Human Subjects Research
NIDDK provides funding for pivotal clinical research, from preliminary clinical feasibility to large multi-center studies.Learn about Human Subjects Research
NIDDK provides funding opportunities and resources to encourage translation of basic discoveries into novel therapeutics.Learn about NIDDK Translational Research Opportunities
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