Dr. Gillman is an Associate Professor in the HMS Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention and has current research interests in early life prevention of adult chronic disease, optimal nutrition for children and adults, and clinical epidemiology. He directs an NIH-funded cohort study of pregnant women and their offspring, focusing on effects of gestational diet on outcomes of pregnancy and childhood. He also directs a behavior change intervention to prevent obesity among preschool children, and he participates in several other federally-funded studies of diet, activity, obesity, and disease risk in children and adults. He is the recipient of awards including the Merck/Society for Epidemiologic Research Clinical Epidemiology and Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Awards. He has leadership roles in the U.S. National Children's Study and the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Adult Disease. As course co-director for HMS course AC701.0, Clinical Epidemiology, Dr. Gillman led its transformation into a core course that focuses on clinically relevant topics and is taught through student-directed problem-based learning in small tutorial groups. Dr. Gillman's clinical work has been as a combined medicine/pediatrics primary care physician and, more recently, in preventive cardiology.