About Us

The Recurrent Abdominal Pain Program is led by Dr. Robert Shulman, a practicing pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. Our team consists of physicians, psychologists, nurses, study coordinators and laboratory personnel.

Our Research

Some of the research studies we conduct include:

  • Studying physiological attributes such as alterations in the gastrointestinal and nervous systems
  • Investigating how psychological factors can affect symptoms
  • Defining the contribution of genetics
  • Investigating how the immune system and inflammation may contribute
  • Studying how bacteria may play a role in affecting symptoms
  • Identifying how certain treatments may improve symptoms

Clinical Trials Currently Seeking Participants

We are currently seeking study participants for the following clinical trials - financial compensation is provided: