RESEARCH

IBS/functional gastrointestinal and motility research is being done all over the world at numerous academic medical centers in diverse countries on every continent.  Some have specific IBS or functional GI programs. Others conduct their research within the context of larger departments and disciplines like gastroenterology, neurology, psychology, psychiatry, behavioral medicine, chronic pain, pharmacology, dietetics, etc. Still others have individual researchers, clinicians or faculty members who are interested in or are recognized by their professional peers for groundbreaking work related to IBS or functional gastrointestinal disorders in general. Many senior-level experts have lived and worked in more than one country or collaborated with colleagues in various nations over the course of their careers, while other researchers are students or promising junior faculty members. It would be impossible to provide a complete list of every individual researcher, facility or country, but here are links to many of those with easily accessible websites in English for some of the countries and regions from which this site receives many visitors. To read the full blog post from which this page is adapted, see Yes, Researchers All Over the World Are Actually Studying Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

In the United States: The University of North Carolina Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress, Cedars-Sinai GI Motility ProgramNorthwestern University Center for Psychosocial Research in GI, University of Michigan Functional Bowel Disorders Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins University, State University of New York at Buffalo Behavioral Medicine Clinic, Boston Medical Center (Boston University), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard University), Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Dartmouth College), Vanderbilt University Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Program, Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Ohio State University), Houston Methodist Hospital (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian, Texas A&M and the University of Houston)

In Canada: University of Toronto, McMaster University, University of Ottawa, McGill University, Hopital de Sainte Justine (Universite de Montreal)

In the United Kingdom: University of Nottingham, University of Manchester, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of Oxford,  Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Kings College, London, Health Psychology, Kings College, London, Nutritional Sciences.

In Ireland: University College, Cork, Trinity College, Dublin

In Australia: Monash University, University of Newcastle, Macquarie University, University of Sydney, University of Adelaide,  Swinburne University of Technology, University of Western Australia

In New Zealand: University of Auckland

The GENIEUR.EU network composed of members from 20 European countries, the United States and Israel to study genetic influences in IBS.

Current and former board members of the Rome Foundation from 11 countries.

Current scientific advisory board of IFFGD from 11 countries


Irritable Bowel Syndrome: 4 Big Questions
by Michelle Grayson, senior supplements editor
Nature, 19 May 2016

Article preview is open access; full-text is available to subscribers or for single article purchase, but preview includes detailed chart of 4 major areas of current IBS research.

Last Update to Research page: June 2017