About the Center
The Center for Celiac Research and Treatment is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients with celiac disease, while learning the cause of the disease and finding a cure. The Center provides comprehensive clinical care and long-term support for adults and children who suffer from celiac disease. Celiac disease, a genetically based autoimmune disease, affects 1 out of every 133 people in the United States. Learn more about the mission of the Center for Celiac Research & Treatment.
Led by Dr. Alessio Fasano, the Center includes a multidisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, pediatricians, dieticians and nurses who work together to develop individualized treatment plans for people with celiac disease.
Celiac patients and their families also receive lifestyle counseling and dietary support to help them avoid foods containing gluten.
Celiac Disease Research
Through ongoing research and clinical trials, the Center is helping health care professionals to recognize celiac disease and helping celiac patients to better manage their symptoms.
Center scientists are working to develop a cure and an alternative treatment to the gluten free diet. In addition, the Center is investigating possible links between celiac disease and other autoimmune diseases.
Center Currently Recruiting Newborns to study Celiac Disease
The Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MGHfC is currently recruiting for an exciting research study known as the CDGEMM study! Newborns and infants who have a first-degree relative (father, mother, or sibling) with diagnosed celiac disease are eligible to participate. This multi-center effort is aimed at identifying patterns in gut bacteria that may one day be able to predict and/or prevent the onset of celiac disease.
Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center
The Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center (MIBRC) conducts basic research in the field of mucosal immunology. Currently, nine primary investigators work on related issues ranging from Salmonella food poisoning to intestinal inflammatory diseases and the associated immune-mediated conditions. Learn more about the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center.
Learn more about our director, Alessio Fasano, and the gluten-free diet: Issue One
Meet our clinical director, Dr. Maureen Leonard, and learn about our ongoing pediatric biorepository and more: Issue Two
Meet our clinical dietician, Pam Cureton and read more about the new animal model linked to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Issue Three
Testing for Celiac Disease
Meet the Team
Learn more about our team of researchers and clinicians.
- W. Allan Walker Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
- Division Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Director, Center for Celiac Research and Treatment
- Director, Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center; Associate Chief for Basic, Clinical and Translational Research
- Clinical Director, Center for Celiac Research & Treatment
- Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
- Instructor, Harvard Medical School
- Clinical Director, Pediatric Mind Body Medicine Program
- Member, Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at Harvard