Gail A. Cresci, PhD
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Gail Cresci, PhD, RD is Faculty in the Departments of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 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 Cleveland Clinic. She is the Nutrition Thread Director for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Cresci completed her doctorate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia, Master of Science degree in Nutrition at Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences, and Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics at the University of Akron.  Dr. Cresci’s NIH funded research program focuses on the gut microbiome with a particular focus on its metabolic byproducts in health and disease.  Dr. Cresci has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and edited 2 editions of a textbook in critical care nutrition.  She has received numerous awards for her clinical and research endeavors including the 2018 Stanley Dudrick Research Scholar Award from the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; 2018 Outstanding Research Dietitian Award from the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2014 Excellence in Practice Research Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2010 Distinguished Nutrition Support Dietitian Advanced Clinical Practice Award from the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; and the 2009 Excellence in Practice Clinical Nutrition Award from the American Dietetic Association. Dr. Cresci is currently a member of the ASPEN Executive Committee where she is currently serving as President-Elect.