Dawn M. Beaulieu, M.D.

Associate Professor

Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Medicine
M.D., University of Memphis, Memphis, TennesseeB.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Office Address
Division of Gastroenterology
Vanderbilt IBD Center
1211 21st Ave, South, Suite 220 MAB
Nashville, TN 37232-2702
Research Description
Dr. Beaulieu's clinical research began during her Internal Medicine residency and has continued to date. From 2011 to present, Dr. Beaulieu has been a reviewer for Inflammatory Bowel Disease journal and Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapies. Moreover, she has authored or co-authored 18 peer-reviewed original research publications, 7 reviews/chapters/editorials and 47 abstracts in her academic career. Since 2010, Dr. Beaulieu has served as the primary investigator of 15 industry-sponsored trials as well as the sub-investigator of an additional 20 clinical trials
Clinical Description
Director- Multi-disciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Disease Gastroenterology Fellow Rotation: 2011- present
• Founding director and worked with multiple divisions to incorporates multiple disciplines from surgery, pathology and radiology into gastroenterology fellowship education program

Director- Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship 2018-present
• Initiated fellowship application, developed curriculum, and worked closely with the GME office to obtain approval for advanced fellowship rotation in IBD

Course Director- Nashville Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America- Provider and Patient Education Conference: 2011 - present

Director of the Integrative Medicine Oschner Students Rotation within the IBD clinic 2013- present

Foundations of Health Preceptor 2017
• Preceptor for first year medical students as their first introduction to clinical medicine

Founding director of the IBD Pediatric Transition Clinic with Dr. Dedrick Moulton within Pediatric Gastroenterology 2013- present

Created protocol and perform Fecal Microbiota Transplant for severe recurrent Clostridium Difficile

Beaulieu DB, Ananthakrishnan AN, Martin C, Cohen RD, Kane SV, Mahadevan U. Use of Biologic Therapy by Pregnant Women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Does Not Affect Infant Response to Vaccines. Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol [print-electronic]. 2017 Sep 9/1/2017; PMID: 28870657, PII: S1542-3565(17)31049-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.08.041, ISSN: 1542-7714.

Adams DW, Gurwara S, Silver HJ, Horst SN, Beaulieu DB, Schwartz DA, Seidner DL. Sarcopenia Is Common in Overweight Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and May Predict Need for Surgery. Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2017 Jul; 23(7): 1182-6. PMID: 28410342, DOI: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000001128, ISSN: 1536-4844.

Pence IJ, Beaulieu DB, Horst SN, Bi X, Herline AJ, Schwartz DA, Mahadevan-Jansen A. Clinical characterization of in vivo inflammatory bowel disease with Raman spectroscopy. Biomed Opt Express. 2017 Feb 2/1/2017; 8(2): 524-35. PMID: 28270965, PMCID: PMC5330549, PII: 276220, DOI: 10.1364/BOE.8.000524, ISSN: 2156-7085.

Coburn LA, Horst SN, Allaman MM, Brown CT, Williams CS, Hodges ME, Druce JP, Beaulieu DB, Schwartz DA, Wilson KT. L-Arginine Availability and Metabolism Is Altered in Ulcerative Colitis. Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2016 Aug; 22(8): 1847-58. PMID: 27104830, PMCID: PMC4956554, DOI: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000000790, ISSN: 1536-4844.

Gaines LS, Slaughter JC, Horst SN, Schwartz DA, Beaulieu DB, Haman KL, Wang L, Martin CF, Long MD, Sandler RS, Kappelman MD. Association Between Affective-Cognitive Symptoms of Depression and Exacerbation of Crohn's Disease. Am. J. Gastroenterol [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun; 111(6): 864-70. PMID: 27045927, PMCID: PMC4965803, PII: ajg201698, DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2016.98, ISSN: 1572-0241.

Carlucci JG, Halasa N, Creech CB, Dulek DE, Gómez-Duarte OG, Nelson GE, Talbot HK, Scalise ML, Scott PL, Mahadevan U, Beaulieu DB. Vertical Transmission of Histoplasmosis Associated With Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Therapy. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun; 5(2): e9-e12. PMID: 27012275, PII: piw001, DOI: 10.1093/jpids/piw001, ISSN: 2048-7207.

Harris KA, Horst S, Gadani A, Nohl A, Annis K, Duley C, Beaulieu D, Ghazi L, Schwartz DA. Patients with Refractory Crohn's Disease Successfully Treated with Ustekinumab. Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2016 Feb; 22(2): 397-401. PMID: 26752468, DOI: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000000624, ISSN: 1536-4844.

Wiese DM, Horst SN, Brown CT, Allaman MM, Hodges ME, Slaughter JC, Druce JP, Beaulieu DB, Schwartz DA, Wilson KT, Coburn LA. Serum Fatty Acids Are Correlated with Inflammatory Cytokines in Ulcerative Colitis. PLoS ONE. 2016; 11(5): e0156387. PMID: 27227540, PMCID: PMC4882051, PII: PONE-D-15-55618, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156387, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Merkley SA, Beaulieu DB, Horst S, Duley C, Annis K, Nohl A, Schwartz DA. Use of Intravenous Immunoglobulin for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Contraindications or Who Are Unresponsive to Conventional Treatments. Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2015 Aug; 21(8): 1854-9. PMID: 25993689, DOI: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000000456, ISSN: 1536-4844.

Wiese DM, Beaulieu D, Slaughter JC, Horst S, Wagnon J, Duley C, Annis K, Nohl A, Herline A, Muldoon R, Geiger T, Wise PE, Schwartz DA. Use of Endoscopic Ultrasound to Guide Adalimumab Treatment in Perianal Crohn's Disease Results in Faster Fistula Healing. Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2015 Jul; 21(7): 1594-9. PMID: 25985245, DOI: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000000409, ISSN: 1536-4844.

Horst S, Chao A, Rosen M, Nohl A, Duley C, Wagnon JH, Beaulieu DB, Taylor W, Gaines L, Schwartz DA. Treatment with immunosuppressive therapy may improve depressive symptoms in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Dig. Dis. Sci [print-electronic]. 2015 Feb; 60(2): 465-70. PMID: 25274158, DOI: 10.1007/s10620-014-3375-0, ISSN: 1573-2568.

Williams CS, Bradley AM, Chaturvedi R, Singh K, Piazuelo MB, Chen X, McDonough EM, Schwartz DA, Brown CT, Allaman MM, Coburn LA, Horst SN, Beaulieu DB, Choksi YA, Washington MK, Williams AD, Fisher MA, Zinkel SS, Peek RM, Wilson KT, Hiebert SW. MTG16 contributes to colonic epithelial integrity in experimental colitis. Gut [print-electronic]. 2013 Oct; 62(10): 1446-55. PMID: 22833394, PMCID: PMC3663894, PII: gutjnl-2011-301439, DOI: 10.1136/gutjnl-2011-301439, ISSN: 1468-3288.

Coburn LA, Horst SN, Chaturvedi R, Brown CT, Allaman MM, Scull BP, Singh K, Piazuelo MB, Chitnavis MV, Hodges ME, Rosen MJ, Williams CS, Slaughter JC, Beaulieu DB, Schwartz DA, Wilson KT. High-throughput multi-analyte Luminex profiling implicates eotaxin-1 in ulcerative colitis. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(12): e82300. PMID: 24367513, PMCID: PMC3867379, PII: PONE-D-13-38373, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082300, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Crooke PS, Tossberg JT, Horst SN, Tauscher JL, Henderson MA, Beaulieu DB, Schwartz DA, Olsen NJ, Aune TM. Using gene expression data to identify certain gastro-intestinal diseases. J Clin Bioinforma. 2012 Nov 11/21/2012; 2(1): 20. PMID: 23171526, PMCID: PMC3599448, PII: 2043-9113-2-20, DOI: 10.1186/2043-9113-2-20, ISSN: 2043-9113.

Beaulieu DB, Kane S. Inflammatory bowel disease in pregnancy. World J. Gastroenterol. 2011 Jun 6/14/2011; 17(22): 2696-701. PMID: 21734776, PMCID: PMC3122257, DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i22.2696, ISSN: 2219-2840.

Beaulieu DB, Kane S. Inflammatory bowel disease in pregnancy. Gastroenterol. Clin. North Am. 2011 Jun; 40(2): 399-413, ix. PMID: 21601787, PII: S0889-8553(11)00024-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.gtc.2011.03.006, ISSN: 1558-1942.