Gail Cresci, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC works in the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and Inflammation & Immunity, Lerner Research Institute, as well as Director for Nutrition Research within the Center for Human Nutrition, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, she is the Nutrition Thread Director within the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Her specialty interests include nutrition, gut microbiome, digestive diseases, surgery and critical care, enteral feeding, liver and intestine diseases. She has received numerous awards and published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters as well as editing a textbook in critical care nutrition.
In this episode, we discuss
- Internships and mentorships in dietetics and her stand out experiences
- Gail’s fascination with probiotics, her PhD and research into the science of gut microbiome, gut dysbiosis and digestive diseases
- The rise of metabolic disorders in paediatrics
- The need for nutrition based research and dietitians pursuing research
- The process of integrating medical curriculum in medical schools with dietetics content