Inflammatory Origins

Research area:  Infection and Immunity

Our goal is to understand susceptibility to infection and inflammation and how it contributes to cardiometabolic risk throughout life.

Inflammatory Origins is a highly productive research group that aims to address fundamental epidemiological, clinical, and mechanistic knowledge gaps broadly related to childhood infection, inflammation, and cardiometabolic risk. 

We incorporate a range of methodological approaches, including population-level data linkage, longitudinal cohort studies, mechanistic studies, and intervention trials.

Our goal is to understand the epidemiological determinants and mechanisms of:

  1. Differential susceptibility to infection and inflammation.
  2. How infection and inflammation contribute to cardiometabolic risk across the life course.

By actively collaborating on campus, nationally and internationally, our researchers hope to reduce severe infection in children and cardiovascular disease in the adults they become.

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Dr David Burgner