Gail Cresci, PhD, RD, LD is Faculty in Departments of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Inflammation & Immunity, and Director for Nutrition Research within the Center for Human Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic. She is Nutrition Thread Director within 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 research focus is on the gut microbiome in health and disease. Dr. Cresci has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and edited a textbook in critical care nutrition. She has received numerous awards including the 2018 Stanley Dudrick Research Scholar Award from ASPEN; 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 ASPEN; 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; she is currently ASPEN President.