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Amanda Hyre Anderson, PhD, MPH



Amanda Hyre Anderson, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Anderson’s major research interests address the epidemiology of kidney diseases, with an emphasis on the causes and consequences of the excessive morbidity and mortality experienced by patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). She has a particular focus on factors associated with CKD progression including fibrosis measures and the gut microbiome, prediction of kidney function decline over time, and the insufficiently characterized burden of co-morbidities and outcomes associated with CKD. Dr. Anderson is the principal investigator of National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) studies to investigate blood and urine fibrosis measures as predictors of CKD progression and cardiovascular disease in the setting of CKD, and to examine associations between the gut microbiome, plasma and fecal metabolomes, and CKD progression. She is also part of the leadership team at the Scientific and Data Coordinating Center of NIH/NIDDK’s Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study; she provides scientific and operational leadership to this national study group whose work addresses risk factors for cardiovascular disease and progression of kidney disease among adults with CKD. Dr. Anderson also contributes to research collaborations between the CRIC Study and several international CKD study groups in Japan, Germany and China, which are expanding the investigation of racial/ethnic, behavioral and genetic determinants of CKD-related morbidities and outcomes.

Content Area Specialties

Renal epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology

Methodology Specialties

Survival analysis, competing risk analysis, longitudinal data analysis

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