MEDICAL SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Vanessa Weisbrod is the Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Celiac Disease Program where she works to build a robust community engagement and education program. Vanessa comes to BCH after 12 years as the Director of the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC where she led the effort to create national recommendations for managing children with celiac disease in schools and research looking at cross contact with gluten in shared kitchens and schools. She has developed innovative approaches to education that methodically allowed families to successfully adapt to the gluten-free diet including producing a series of cooking and nutrition videos, building an interactive digital app for celiac education, hosting a bi-monthly podcast and managing live and web-based educational forums. She has authored four gluten-free cookbooks and whole heartedly loves gluten-free food.