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Marilyn Geller

Marilyn G. Geller, MSPH CEO, Celiac Disease Foundation Marilyn G. Geller is the Chief Executive Officer for the Celiac Disease Foundation, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization for celiac disease. In this role, and as a mother of a child with celiac disease, she has emerged as a primary spokesperson for the patient and caregiver perspective on celiac disease, speaking at conferences as well as testifying before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the NIH on the urgent need for federal funding for celiac disease research. Because of the ineffectiveness, burden, and expense of maintaining a gluten-free diet, the only known treatment for celiac disease, Marilyn has focused the Celiac Disease Foundation on accelerating the pace of novel therapies through strategic investment in research and research tools. Marilyn holds an MSPH from the UCLA School of Public Health and a BA from UCLA.

What is Celiac Disease? 

Once thought to be a rare disease that only affected children, we now understand that celiac disease is a common and serious genetic autoimmune...