Director

Gary D. Wu, MD

  • Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology
  • Director, Penn Center for Nutritional Science and Medicine
  • Co-Director, PennCHOP Microbiome Program
  • Co-Director, Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases

Steering Committee

Kyle Bittinger, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Charlene Compher, PhD, RD, CNSC, LDN, FADA, FASPEN
Shearer Endowed Term Professor in Healthy Community Practices
Professor of Nutrition Sciences

Benjamin A. Garcia, PhD
Presidential Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
George A. Weiss University Professor of Nursing & Epidemiology

Matthew R. Hayes, PhD
Associate Professor of Nutritional Neuroscience In Psychiatry

Lauren Hudson, MS, RD, LDN
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Jim Lewis, MD, MSCE
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

Hongzhe Li, PhD
Professor Of Biostatistics In Biostatistics And Epidemiology

Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Noel N. Williams, MD
Rhoads-Harrington Professor in Surgery

John Wherry, PhD
Richard and Barbara Schiffrin President’s
Distinguished Professor of Microbiology

Babette Zemel, PhD
Research Professor of Pediatrics

Staff

Lillian Chau, MS
Technical Director
chaul@mail.med.upenn.edu

William McKeever
Postdoctoral Fellow in Nutritional Epidemiology Research
william.mckeever@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Jessica Monkoski
Financial Administrator
jesmo@pennmedicine.upenn.edu