Celiac Disease Research


Celiac Disease Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)BIDMC clinicians are dedicated to advancing the scientific knowledge of celiac disease by conducting leading-edge research. The Celiac Center at BIDMC is a world-renowned research site, investigating all aspects of the disease, including:

  • Difficult-to-treat cases such as refractory celiac disease
  • Metabolic issues
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Biomarkers, or signs of the disease
  • New and non-dietary treatments

As a founding member of the HMS Celiac Research Program at Harvard Medical School, BIDMC staff share their expertise to advance research initiatives and education for people with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders.

Clinical Trials

BIDMC is one of the leading enrollment sites for celiac disease-related clinical trials available across the country. This means our researchers and trial participants play a central role in designing and completing national and international studies.

Some of the most exciting clinical trials currently underway include:

  • A vaccine for celiac disease
  • Agents that prevent gluten from reaching the digestive tract
  • Enzyme cocktails that break down gluten before it reaches the small intestine

Your physician can help you determine whether participating in a clinical trial is appropriate for you. If you are interested in research taking place at the Celiac Center, please call 617-667-8397.