Amanda Spickard is the Associate Dean for Research Strategy and External Affairs at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She leads the Office of Research Strategy and Development and manages the School’s microbiome research efforts.
The focus of Dr. Garrett’s research program is host-microbiota interactions in health and disease. Her laboratory studies the interplay between the gastrointestinal immune system and the gut microbiota in health, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer (CRC).
Dr. Huttenhower performs research at the intersection of microbial community function and human health, including computational methods development and microbiome population studies to characterize molecular mechanisms in chronic disease.
Dr. Chan’s work currently focuses on chronic digestive diseases, including gastrointestinal cancer (colorectal, esophageal, pancreatic), inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, and gastrointestinal bleeding.
Dr. Rimm’s research group has specific interests both in the study of modifiable lifestyle choices (e.g. diet and physical activity) in relation to cardiovascular disease as well as the translation of these findings into public health interventions that are effective for schoolchildren, adults and the food insecure.