Dr. David E. Elliott, MD, PhD., is the James A. Clifton Chair of Gastroenterology and Director of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He serves as Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the University of Iowa. Dr. Elliott's key interests and expertise are immunology, immunoregulation of inflammation, helminth/host interaction and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Dr. Elliott's research interest focuses on the mechanisms that control inflammatory reactions in the mucosa.  In the laboratory, he studies how helminths influence the immune system to suppress inflammation. In the clinic, he cares for patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases of the stomach and intestine. 

Recent Publications

Elliott DE, Weinstock JV. Nematodes and human therapeutic trials for inflammatory disease. Parasite Immunol. 2017 May;39(5). doi: 10.1111/pim.12407. Epub 2017 Apr 18. Review.

Li Y, Chen HL, Bannick N, Henry M, Holm AN, Metwali A, Urban JF Jr, Rothman PB, Weiner GJ, Blazar BR, Elliott DE, Ince MN. Intestinal helminths regulate lethal acute graft-versus-host disease and preserve the graft-versus-tumor effect in mice. J Immunol. 2015 Feb 1;194(3):1011-20. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1303099. Epub 2014 Dec 19.

Weinstock JV, Elliott DE. Helminth infections decrease host susceptibility to immune-mediated diseases. J Immunol. 2014 Oct 1;193(7):3239-47. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1400927.

All Publications

See Dr. Elliott's complete list of publications at PubMed.

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