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Pediatric Gastroenterology Research

Investigators in NYU Langone’s Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology work to advance the understanding of and treatments for gastrointestinal diseases in children. Research in the division focuses on a range of conditions, including celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), eosinophilic esophagitis, and fatty liver disease.

Faculty members study the effects of celiac disease on the kidneys; quality of life for children with celiac disease, as well in their families; and the environmental triggers of the condition. In addition, faculty have reported evidence suggesting an association between type 1 diabetes and celiac disease.

Research activities on IBD involve performing metabolic analyses and studying treatment responses in children with IBD. The research also includes advanced understanding of immune response in children with this chronic condition, and faculty are working on projects designed to improve quality of life for patients with IBD.

Investigators are studying microscopic changes seen in eosinophilic esophagitis and patient responses to therapy. They have also identified inflammatory responses in eosinophilic esophagitis that are related to the overexpression of growth factors.

The division’s research on fatty liver disease involves study of the condition in underserved patient populations. Investigators continue to measure inflammation in feeding disorders, including a study of pediatric dysphagia caused by rare congenital malformations called esophageal bronchogenic cysts.

Recent Publications

Persistent organic pollutant exposure and celiac disease: A pilot study

Gaylord, Abigail; Trasande, Leonardo; Kannan, Kurunthachalam; Thomas, Kristen M; Lee, Sunmi; Liu, Mengling; Levine, Jeremiah

Environmental research. 2020 May 04; 109439

Airway and esophageal eosinophils in children with severe uncontrolled asthma

Erkman, Jessica; Vaynblat, Allen; Thomas, Kristen; Segal, Leopoldo N; Levine, Jeremiah; Moy, Libia; Greifer, Melanie; Giusti, Robert; Shah, Rasik; Kazachkov, Mikhail

Pediatric pulmonology. 2018 Dec ; 53:1598-1603

Aerodigestive dysbiosis in children with chronic cough

Kazachkov, Mikhail; Kapoor, Bianca C; Malecha, Patrick W; Wu, Benjamin G; Li, Yonghua; Levine, Jeremiah; Erkman, Jessica; Fitzgerald, Kathryn; Moy, Libia; Segal, Leopoldo N

Pediatric pulmonology. 2018 Sep ; 53:1288-1298

Respiratory care in familial dysautonomia: Systematic review and expert consensus recommendations

Kazachkov, Mikhail; Palma, Jose-Alberto; Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Lucy; Bar-Aluma, Bat-El; Spalink, Christy L; Barnes, Erin P; Amoroso, Nancy E; Balou, Stamatela M; Bess, Shay; Chopra, Arun; Condos, Rany; Efrati, Ori; Fitzgerald, Kathryn; Fridman, David; Goldenberg, Ronald M; Goldhaber, Ayelet; Kaufman, David A; Kothare, Sanjeev V; Levine, Jeremiah; Levy, Joseph; Lubinsky, Anthony S; Maayan, Channa; Moy, Libia C; Rivera, Pedro J; Rodriguez, Alcibiades J; Sokol, Gil; Sloane, Mark F; Tan, Tina; Kaufmann, Horacio

Respiratory medicine. 2018 08 ; 141:37-46

Using the Objective Structured Clinical Examination to Assess ACGME Competencies in Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellows

Solomon, Aliza B; Reed, Rachel; Benkov, Keith; Kingsbery, Joseph; Lusman, Sarah S; Malter, Lisa B; Levine, Jeremiah; Rabinowitz, Simon S; Wolff, Martin; Zabar, Sondra; Weinshel, Elizabeth

Journal of pediatric gastroenterology & nutrition. JPGN. 2017 04 ; 64:e92-e95

An Unusual Cause of Pediatric Dysphagia: Bronchogenic Cyst

Kaistha, Abha; Levine, Jeremiah

Global pediatric health. 2017 Oct ; 4:2333794X16686492

Inflammatory bowel disease: the classic gastrointestinal autoimmune disease

Kaistha, Abha; Levine, Jeremiah

Current problems in pediatric & adolescent health care. 2014 Dec ; 44:328-34

Autoimmune hepatitis: a classic autoimmune liver disease

Moy, Libia; Levine, Jeremiah

Current problems in pediatric & adolescent health care. 2014 Dec ; 44:341-6