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Justin Ryder, PhD

Pronouns: He, Him
Contact: jryder@luriechildrens.org

“Pediatric obesity is a disease that deserves real treatments and innovative research in order to help the millions of children who suffer from this serious disease.”

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Anti-Obesity Medications
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Cardiometabolic Disease

Biography

  • Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Surgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Ryder is a scientist with a background in exercise physiology and expertise in pediatric obesity and surgical research. He has a strong track record of extramural funding, and is engaged in National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases-funded research focused on pediatric obesity treatment and understanding mechanisms of response. He also works to help advance the research missions of other researchers and elevate the academic profile of the department and Lurie Children’s as Vice Chair of Research.

Education and Background

  • Postdoctoral Training, University of Minnesota Medical School 2016
  • PhD, Arizona State University 2014

Featured Grants

Adaptive Mechanisms Responsible for Weight Regain in Youth with Obesity and the Influence of Sex (ADMIRE)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
01/01/2022 → 12/30/2027

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Pediatric Respiratory Infections, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Predictive Analytics

Recent Publication

Liver transaminase concentrations in children with acute SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Basic and Preclinical Science

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Microbiome, Host-Microbial Interactions, Infectious Diseases, Molecular Pathogenesis

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Nasal Dysbiosis in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Is Characterized by Shifts in Relative Abundances of Non-Staphylococcus Bacteria.

Research Interests

Investigating outcomes of surgical procedures in children, the health benefits of weight loss surgery performed in adolescence

Basic and Preclinical Science

Anne H. Rowley, MD

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Rowley Laboratory

Research Interests

Kawasaki Disease, Antibody Responses to Infectious Diseases

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Analysis of Plasmablasts from Children with Kawasaki Disease Reveals Evidence of a Convergent Antibody Response to a Specific Protein Epitope.

Basic and Preclinical Science

Leena B. Mithal, MD

Mithal (Leena) Laboratory

Research Interests

Perinatal Infections , Neonatal Sepsis , Novel Diagnostics, Placental Inflammation , Early Life Microbiome

Recent Publication

Antibiotic choice for Group B Streptococcus prophylaxis in mothers with reported penicillin allergy and associated newborn outcomes.

Community, Population Health, and Outcomes

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Health Policy, Healthcare Quality, Health Disparities, Outcome Measures

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Translating the Value of the Academic Surgeon Into Salary, Time, and Resources.