Lori R. Holtz, M.D., M.S.P.H.  loriholtz@wustl.edu

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Founder and Director, The Celiac Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Researcher, Pathobiology
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

phone: (314) 454-6173

Clinical Interests

Celiac Disease

Education

  • BS, Tulane University1999
  • MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine2003
  • MSPH, St. Louis University School of Public Health2014

Training

  • Residency, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital2003 - 2006
  • Fellowship, Washington University2006 - 2009

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics 2006
  • MO, 2008
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Gastroenterology 2009

Honors

  • National Science Scholar1995
  • Tulane University Partial Academic Scholarship1995 - 1999
  • Funding from the National Science Foundation research experience for undergraduates1998
  • Cum Laude, Tulane University1999
  • NASPGHAN travel grant2008
  • Children's Discovery Institute Faculty Scholar2013 - Pres
  • St. Louis Best Doctors2015 - 2018
  • Washington University Institute for Public Health Scholar2016 - Pres
  • March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Award2017 - 2019
  • Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award2017 - 2020

Recent Publications view all (24)


Publication Co-Authors

  1. Amniotic fluid from healthy term pregnancies does not harbor a detectable microbial community. Microbiome. 2018;6(1):87. PMCID:PMC5946436  PMID:29751830 
  2. Case-Control Assessment of the Roles of Noroviruses, Human Bocaviruses 2, 3, and 4, and Novel Polyomaviruses and Astroviruses in Acute Childhood Diarrhea. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017;6(3):e49-e54. PMID:28186546 
  3. Propagation of astrovirus VA1, a neurotropic human astrovirus, in cell culture. J Virol. 2017. PMCID:PMC5599743  PMID:28701405 
  4. Statoviruses, A novel taxon of RNA viruses present in the gastrointestinal tracts of diverse mammals. Virology. 2017;504:36-44. PMCID:PMC5515247  PMID:28152382 
  5. Risk Factors Associated with Very Low Birth Weight in a Large Urban Area, Stratified by Adequacy of Prenatal Care. Matern Child Health J. 2016;20(3):623-9. PMID:26537389 
  6. A diverse group of small circular ssDNA viral genomes in human and non-human primate stools. Virus Evol. 2015;1(1):vev017. PMCID:PMC5014484  PMID:27774288 
  7. Early life dynamics of the human gut virome and bacterial microbiome in infants. Nat Med. 2015;21(10):1228-34. PMCID:PMC4710368  PMID:26366711 
  8. Prevalence of classic, MLB-clade and VA-clade Astroviruses in Kenya and The Gambia. Virol J. 2015;12:78. PMCID:PMC4465002  PMID:25975198 
  9. Geographic variation in the eukaryotic virome of human diarrhea. Virology. 2014;468-470:556-64. PMCID:PMC4254309  PMID:25262473 
  10. Seroepidemiology of astrovirus MLB1. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2014;21(6):908-11. PMCID:PMC4054231  PMID:24789796 
  11. Discovery of rosavirus 2, a novel variant of a rodent-associated picornavirus, in children from The Gambia. Virology. 2014;454-455:25-33. PMCID:PMC4096378  PMID:24725928 
  12. Comparison of novel MLB-clade, VA-clade and classic human astroviruses highlights constrained evolution of the classic human astrovirus nonstructural genes. Virology. 2013;436(1):8-14. PMCID:PMC3545029  PMID:23084422 
  13. Human polyomaviruses in children undergoing transplantation, United States, 2008-2010. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012;18(10):1676-9. PMCID:PMC3471627  PMID:23017293 
  14. Novel astroviruses in children, Egypt. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17(12):2391-3. PMCID:PMC3311207  PMID:22172277 
  15. Astrovirus MLB2 viremia in febrile child. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17(11):2050-2. PMCID:PMC3310569  PMID:22099095 
  16. Astrovirus MLB1 is not associated with diarrhea in a cohort of Indian children. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28647. PMCID:PMC3235140  PMID:22174853 
  17. Serological evidence of human klassevirus infection. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2010;17(10):1584-8. PMCID:PMC2952992  PMID:20739504 
  18. Detection of novel sequences related to african Swine Fever virus in human serum and sewage. J Virol. 2009;83(24):13019-25. PMCID:PMC2786824  PMID:19812170 
  19. Human stool contains a previously unrecognized diversity of novel astroviruses. Virol J. 2009;6:161. PMCID:PMC2765957  PMID:19814825 
  20. Klassevirus 1, a previously undescribed member of the family Picornaviridae, is globally widespread. Virol J. 2009;6:86. PMCID:PMC2706813  PMID:19552824 
  21. Acute bloody diarrhea: a medical emergency for patients of all ages. Gastroenterology. 2009;136(6):1887-98. PMID:19457417 
  22. Detection of newly described astrovirus MLB1 in stool samples from children. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009;15(3):441-4. PMCID:PMC2666294  PMID:19239759 
  23. Identification of a novel picornavirus related to cosaviruses in a child with acute diarrhea. Virol J. 2008;5:159. PMCID:PMC2615758  PMID:19102772 
  24. GH mRNA levels are elevated by forskolin but not GH releasing hormone in GHRH receptor-expressing MtT/S somatotroph cell line. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2001;172(1-2):125-34. PMID:11165046 
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