Dr. Edwin Liu Dr. Liu’s special area of interest is in celiac disease, particularly as it is associated with associated autoimmune conditions. As director of the Colorado Center for Celiac Disease, he works to evaluate and treat individuals with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. One area of expertise in this field is in the pediatric screening and diagnosis of celiac disease in groups considered to be at risk. Collaborators in the Center include The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes and also the Sie Center for Down Syndrome. We are involved in the DAISY (Diabetes Autoimmunity Study of the Young) and the TEDDY (The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young) studies, which are long-term prospective birth cohorts being followed for the development of type 1 diabetes and celiac disease due to a genetic risk identified at birth. One major goal of the Colorado Center for Celiac Disease is to provide children and families diagnosed with celiac disease the tools to transition to a gluten-free lifestyle as seamlessly as possible, and to maintain optimal health long-term. The other major goal is to understand the significance of celiac disease autoimmunity and celiac disease particularly as it applies to those who are screening-identified.