Epidemiology Research

Members of the Division of Nephrology at Tufts Medical Center have long been interested in the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease and its related conditions.  Their efforts are wide-ranging.

Work has included developing estimating equations to assess kidney function which has allowed for prevalence estimates to be calculated in the US population; understanding how small changes in estimated kidney function affect patients’ risks of cardiovascular disease; and the influence of hemodialysis treatment on cognitive functioning.  International efforts are assessing the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease in developing countries.