Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS



Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS

Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology

Dr. Amaral’s research focuses on improving equitable access to care and long-term health outcomes for children, adolescents and young adults with chronic kidney disease and transplantation. She currently leads three multi-center NIH-funded studies and collaborates on numerous multi-disciplinary studies using varied study designs, including clinical trials, cohort studies and mixed methods. She applies mobile health technologies to promote positive health behavior change.

She is a faculty member of the Division of Nephrology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and serves as the Medical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program and Vascular Composite Allograft Program. She is a strong advocate for public policies that support children with kdiney disease through leadership roles in the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and the United Network of Organ Sharing/Organ Procurement and Transplant Network.

Content Area Specialties

Adherence, pediatrics, public policy, renal epidemiology, patient-reported outcomes, behavioral interventions

Methodology Specialties

Categorical data, clustered data, multivariate analysis, repeated measures, survival analysis

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