Lisa Strate, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified gastroenterologist at Harborview, director of UW Gastroenterology Clinical Research and a UW professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology.Dr. Strate cares for patients of with diverticular disease. She likes to take time to talk to patients so that she can better understand their gastrointestinal problems and how these impact their daily lives. Then we can work together to form a diagnostic and management plan.Dr. Strate earned her M.D. from UC San Francisco and her M.P.H. from Harvard. She is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of diverticular complications (bleeding and diverticulitis) with an emphasis on the role of lifestyle factors, genetics, inflammation and the gut microbiome. Her work also aims to identify risk factors for gastrointestinal bleeding particularly bleeding originating from the colon.