Epidemiology and Data Systems of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition : NIDDK

Epidemiology and Data Systems of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

The Epidemiology and Data Systems Program serves as a focus for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data on digestive diseases and their complications. The program (1) identifies the data needed to address the scientific and public health issues in digestive diseases and nutrition; (2) addresses the epidemiology of digestive diseases and nutritional disorders of public health significance, with particular emphasis on national surveys and their follow-up; (3) promotes the timely availability of reliable data to pertinent scientific, medical, and public organizations; (4) promotes the standardization of data collection and terminology in clinical and epidemiological research; and (5) works closely with members of the scientific community to develop investigator-initiated research in digestive diseases and nutrition epidemiology.

The program encourages research that addresses risk factors for disease occurrence and disease prognosis or natural history. The program also supports databases and biological repositories that support clinical and epidemiological studies in digestive diseases and nutrition.

For more information, contact Dr. James Everhart, Director of the Epidemiology and Data Systems Branch.

National Commission on Digestive Diseases

The Director of the NIH, Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, has established a National Commission on Digestive Diseases based on the mutual interest in advancing digestive diseases research shared by the NIH and the Congress.

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