Christopher Duggan
Secondary Faculty

Christopher Duggan

Professor in the Department of Nutrition


Other Positions

Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Global Health and Population

Global Health and Population

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Samuel J. Meltzer, MD Professor of Pediatrics in the Field of Gastroenterology

Pediatrics-Boston Children's Hospital

Harvard Medical School


Christopher Duggan, M.D., M.P.H. is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Nutrition and Gastroenterology at Boston Children's Hospital, and Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. He is Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a Professor in the Departments of Nutrition and Global Health/Population at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. He is a pediatric gastroenterologist and nutrition physician at Boston Children's Hospital where he directs the Center for Nutrition. He is Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation, one of the largest centers for the care of children with intestinal failure/chronic diarrhea in the US. His research interests include the nutritional management of acute and persistent diarrhea, clinical trials of micronutrient supplementation, and general aspects of nutritional support in catabolism. He leads NIH-funded trials of micronutrient supplementation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Bangalore, India.


Feeding practices and growth patterns of moderately low birthweight infants in resource-limited settings: results from a multisite, longitudinal observational study.

Vesel L, Bellad RM, Manji K, Saidi F, Velasquez E, Sudfeld CR, Miller K, Bakari M, Lugangira K, Kisenge R, Salim N, Somji S, Hoffman I, Msimuko K, Mvalo T, Nyirenda F, Phiri M, Das L, Dhaded S, Goudar SS, Herekar V, Kumar Y, Koujalagi MB, Guruprasad G, Panda S, Shamanur LG, Somannavar M, Vernekar SS, Misra S, Adair L, Bell G, Caruso BA, Duggan C, Fleming K, Israel-Ballard K, Fishman E, Lee ACC, Lipsitz S, Mansen KL, Martin SL, Mokhtar RR, North K, Pote A, Spigel L, Tuller DE, Young M, Semrau KEA.

BMJ Open. 2023 02 15. 13(2):e067316. PMID: 36792338


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