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University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver

David E. Brumbaugh, MD

Faculty Profile

Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Department of Pediatrics

University of Colorado Denver





Description of Research


Dr. Brumbaugh’s principal research interest is the relationship between early human growth and its impact on risk for later obesity and metabolic diseases.  Specifically, as part of an interdepartmental collaboration at the University of Colorado-Denver, he studies the relationship between maternal metabolism and its impact on fetal growth and storage of fat.  He is interested in using novel imaging tools in infants to quantify ectopic deposition of fat in liver and muscle and to examine early development of the visceral fat depot.  He is also interested in the impact of nutritional choices in the first year of life and the impact of early infant weight gain on later obesity risk in childhood.


1-2 Most Significant Publications


Brumbaugh DE, Sokol RJ. Treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus in children. Current Hepatitis Reports, in press.


Kramer RE, Brumbaugh DE, Soden JS, Hoffenberg EJ. Successful antegrade single balloon enteroscopy in a three year-old with occult gastrointestinal bleeding. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2009 Sep; 70(3):546-9.


Primary Focus Area

  • Early life programming of obesity and metabolic disease


Secondary Focus Areas

  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Adipose tissue imaging techniques in pediatric patients
  • Pediatric Obesity


Access to Specialized Patient Populations

Pediatric gastroenterology patients at The Children’s Hospital


Benefit of CRNU

The major benefit of the CNRU for me has been the enhanced interaction and collaboration with other CNRU investigators.


CRNU Collaborations

Jed Friedman, PhD; Lynn Barbour, MD; Lynn Barbour, MD; Jim Mcmanaman, PhD

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