In this presentation from August 10, 2021, Maureen Leonard, MD, MMSc, and Stephanie Harshman, PhD, RD, LD, from the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children discuss the two most common gluten related disorders—celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Maureen Leonard, MD
Maureen Leonard, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
MassGeneral Hospital for Children: Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Program
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Boston, MA 02114
- MSc, Harvard Medical School
- MD, New York Medical College
- Residency, Tufts Medical Center
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics
- Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
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Dr. Leonard’s research is focused on predicting and preventing celiac disease through precision medicine. Precision medicine is an emerging approach to disease prevention and treatment that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle.
Her current work includes identifying biomarkers that can predict intestinal healing in patients with celiac disease, building translational models capable of predicting autoimmune disease in high-risk individuals and working with Dr. Alessio Fasano on the NIH-funded Celiac Disease: Genomic Environment Microbiome and Metabolomic Study (CDGEMM).
Dr. Leonard currently holds funding from the NIH (K23DK122127) and was previously funded by the Thrasher Research Fund, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard, and the NIH (FDK109620A).
- Patient Education
- Oct | 7 | 2019
The CDGEMM Study enrolls infants who have a parent or sibling diagnosed with CD. The risk of developing CD for these infants is increased by 8-25% over that of the general population. Enrolled children are followed from birth until they reach five years of age.
- Nov | 19 | 2019
Celiac Disease Researchers Link Early-Life Environmental Triggers with Changes in the Developing Gut Microbiome
Maureen Leonard, MD, MMSc, lead study author and clinical director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), has been studying infants at risk of celiac disease for the last seven years.
- Oct | 9 | 2020
The first publication of CDGEMM Study results has been published, open access, in Microbiome. MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Dr. Maureen Leonard shares what the CDGEMM team has learned thus far about celiac disease development by studying infants at risk of celiac disease.
- Press Release
- Apr | 18 | 2019
Researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children have discovered novel genes and pathways related to early stages in the development of celiac disease and the ongoing inflammation and comorbidities associated with the condition.