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About Miranda van Tilburg

Dr. van Tilburg is an Associate Professor of Clinical Research at Campbell Univeristy, an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill and an Affiliate Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Washington. 

At Campbell Dr. van Tilburg teaches scholarly research skills such as study design and medical writing. She is an advocate of student research, mentoring undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as post-docs, fellows and young faculty across the country. Her students span a wide range of disciplines including medicine, nursing, biostatistics, biology, psychology, public health and many others. Almost all her current publications and presentations are student-led.

Dr. van Tilburg’s research focuses on epidemiology, psychosocial aspects and behavioral interventions of gastrointestinal disorders, improving the transition from pediatric to adult care for children with chronic diseases, and the role of mitochondrial DNA in chronic pain. She focuses primarily on pediatrics but her work ranges all ages. Dr. van Tilburg has over 200 publications in her name, received several million dollars in grant funding and is on the editorial board of two scholarly journals. Dr van Tilburg serves as a reviewer for national and international conferences and federal grants and holds office in numerous committees in national medical professional organizations. She currently holds professional office as: (1) Council member of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, (2) Rome committee member – charged with determining diagnostic criteria for functional gastrointestinal disorders, and (3) Research committee member – North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Positions

Present Associate Professor of Clinical Research, Campbell University
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Grants

2016 - 2016 The P.A.R.E.N.T.S. (Parents of Adolescents with Renal Disease: Educational, Nutritional, Treatment and Self-management) Protocol
Renal Research Institute
Role: Investigator
2015 - 2016 Validation of the Child/Adolescent Rome IV criteria
Rome Foundation Research
Role: Principal Investigator
2011 - 2016 Parent training to address pediatric functional abdominal pain
NICHD - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Role: Investigator
2014 - 2015 Serum biomarkers for visceral hypersensitivity in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc
Role: Principal Investigator
2012 - 2015 Complex Persistent Pain Conditions: Unique and shared pathways of vulnerability
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Role: Investigator
2008 - 2013 Psychophysiology of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Role: Investigator
2010 - 2012 Fecal Microflora in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Characterization and Significance
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Role: Investigator
2010 - 2011 Dietary restraint and motility in adolescents who suffer from IBS
American College of Gastroenterology
Role: Principal Investigator
2009 - 2011 Parental Knowledge of and Treatment Preferences for Fecal Incontinence in Children
Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc
Role: Principal Investigator
2008 - 2010 Maternally Inherited mtDNA Sequence Variants and IBS
International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders
Role: Principal Investigator
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - 2019 Council Member, American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
2016 - 2018 Member, Pediatric Committee, American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
2015 - 2018 Member, Research Committee, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
2016 - 2016 Research Grant Reviewer, Foundation Flanders, Belgium
2012 - 2016 Member, Childhood Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Committee, Rome Foundation Research
2012 - 2016 Neurogastroenterology and Motility Committee Member, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
2012 - 2016 Member, Questionnaire Committee, Rome Foundation Research
2015 - 2015 Grant Reviewer, National Science Center, Poland
2015 - 2015 Grant Reviewer, ‘Food Nutrition Implications on Human Health’ program, Israeli Ministry of Health
2012 - 2012 Member, Community Care of North Carolina
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Education

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1998 Ph.D., Tilburg University ‐ Health Psychology
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1994 M.Sc., Tilburg University ‐ Economic Psychology
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