Juliette Madan M.D., M.S.

Dr. Juliette Madan is a physician scientist in the Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School (now the Geisel School of Medicine). She is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine as part of the Dartmouth-Brown joint medical program in 2000. She earned a masters of science (M.S.) in clinical research with primary mentorship from Dr. Patricia Hibberd of Massachusetts General Hospital, expert in clinical research, probiotics, and the microbiome. Dr. Madan's research focuses on the development of the microbiome beginning before birth, and its relationship to disease risk in early and later life in high risk populations. She leads an ongoing longitudinal project studying infants with cystic fibrosis from birth to 6 years with healthy controls, studying the relationship between respiratory and intestinal microbiota acquisition and colonization with key pathogens as they relate to chronic infection and the initiation of inflammation and lung disease. She recently embarked on a large, epidemiological study of healthy infants and their mothers to examine the relationship between exposures, the microbiome, and infectious disease outcomes in comparison to her CF cohort. Her work in clinical and translational research is focused on nutrition, infection and the developing microbiota in healthy and high-risk neonatal populations, including patient with CF using culture-independent sequencing approaches. This work will aid in identifying in what context nutritional, probiotic and antibiotic regimens might alter disease progression in high-risk populations.