Mackner Lab

Our lab focuses on helping young people and their families live well with inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Previous research by our lab and others has shown that IBD can affect pretty much any area of life.

Our lab's current projects include:

  • evaluating a mentoring program for improving the effect IBD has on life
  • investigating psychosocial effects of IBD over time, from diagnosis to transitioning to adult care
  • learning more about the educational experiences of youth with IBD
  • investigating how stress and the intestinal microbiome interact

We also collaborate on projects that investigate barriers to getting good IBD care (and how to reduce barriers to  improve IBD care), helping patients improve their own IBD care, and learning how psychosocial services during clinic appointments can be useful.

Meet Our Lab Staff