Doug G. Burrin PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Research Physiologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX

Doug Burrin obtained degrees in animal science at Purdue University and University of Nebraska and a postdoctoral fellowship at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Children’s Nutrition Research Center (CNRC) in Houston where he is currently appointed as a Research Physiologist with USDA-ARS and Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Dr. Burrin is recognized for his expertise in the fields of human nutrition, metabolism, and gastroenterology. Dr. Burrin has been a leader in use of pig as a translational, animal model of human pediatric nutrition and gastroenterology. His research has highlighted the importance of enteral nutrition and function of key gut hormones, such glucagon-like peptide 2 and fibroblast growth factor 19, in the pathogenesis of pediatric GI and liver disease. He made important contributions in understanding how parenteral nutrition and lipid emulsions impact intestinal adaptation and liver disease. He has received national awards for his research including the Mead Johnson Award from the American Society for Nutrition, the Growth and Development Award from the American Society for Animal Science, and the ARS Senior Scientist of the Year. His leadership in mentoring has been recognized by the Excellence in Research Mentorship Award from the Department Pediatrics at BCM.