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Presented by the UCSF Research Coordinating Center to Reduce Disparities in Multiple Chronic Diseases, Investigator Skills Development Unit (RCC-RD-MCD ISDU)

Racial and ethnic differences in the development of kidney disease are among the most persistent and costly health disparities in the US.  Social determinants of health play the largest role in explaining why individuals from traditionally underserved racial and ethnic populations have higher risk of developing kidney failure, but it is increasingly clear that other factors play a key role as well.  Understanding the full spectrum of risk factors is critical for developing interventions that make progress in reducing disparities, and developing metrics to track improvement over time.

 Dr. Gutiérrez is currently a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Marie S. Ingalls Endowed Chair in Nephrology Leadership and Director of the Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Dr. Gutiérrez also serves as the Deputy Director of the Center for Clinical and Translation Science. Using both epidemiologic and patient-oriented clinical research approaches, the primary focus of Dr. Gutiérrez’s group has been elucidating the mechanisms by which disorders of bone and mineral metabolism and nutrition impact outcomes in individuals with chronic kidney disease.  His group has also focused on how environmental and genetic factors impact disparities in cardiovascular and kidney disease. He has received detailed training in human physiological studies including a Master’s degree in human clinical investigation from Harvard Medical School.  In addition, Dr. Gutiérrez has a track record of publications, including feeding studies using physiological end-points, and other high-impact studies that have highlighted the associations of nutrition, obesity, metabolic disease, and environmental factors with outcomes in the general population and in individuals with chronic kidney disease.

Presented by the Investigator Skills Development Unit (ISDU) of the

UCSF Research Coordinating Center to Reduce Disparities in Multiple Chronic Diseases (RCC-RD-MCD)

(MPIs: E. Charlebois, PhD, S. Gansky, DrPH, K. Rhoads, MD, MPH)

Co-Sponsored by CAPS Town Hall

ISDU Director and Session Moderator: Mandana Khalili, MD, MAS, Professor of Medicine, UCSF, Chief of Clinical Hepatology, San Francisco General Hospital

ISDU Co-Director: Edwin Charlebois, PhD, Professor of Medicine,  Division of Prevention Science, UCSF

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