Pam Cureton, RDN, LDN is our licensed, clinical and registered research dietitian at Mass General Hospital for Children. Pam uses her expertise to help patients with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders navigate the gluten-free diet and is devoted to outreach programs for increasing awareness of celiac disease and other gluten-related conditions. She also sees patients at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and has worked with Dr. Fasano since the start of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment in 1996. Our clinical dietician travels a lot and enjoys what each place has to offer. Boston, for instance, has become one of her favorite stops allowing her to try many new restaurants and enjoy different tastes and food cultures.
A Visiting Scholar from Brazil, Rachel H. Freire, PhD is currently investigating the basic science behind celiac disease and trying to better understand the harmful effects of gluten in obesity. Rachel is also a dietitian/nutritionist who acquired her masters in Food Sciences and her PhD in Biochemistry and Immunology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (FUMG), Brazil. Before joining our team in Boston and working with novel model systems (intestinal organoids), she was part of the Bariatric Surgery team at the FUMG Clinical Hospital focusing on Nutritional Therapy in Morbid Obesity. She was also assistant professor at Faculdade Pitagoras in Brazil. Aside from her research interest in gluten-related conditions, she also devotes her time to learning more about clinical nutrition, obesity and nutritional biochemistry. As a dietician, she loves the idea of having a healthy lifestyle, and her favorite hobbies include cooking, cross-fit and dancing. Find her recent publications here.