Nwamaka Eneanya, MD, MPH, says that factoring in a patient’s race can exacerbate health disparities in kidney disease. She advised Black patients to ask, If I am unable to receive certain specialty referrals or treatments, are there alternative measurements of kidney function that can be used that do not include race?
To understand health and disease today, we need new thinking and novel science —the kind we create when multiple disciplines work together from the ground up. That is why this department has put forward a bold vision in population-health science: a single academic home for biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics. MORE