Amy Waterman, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Transplant Research and Education Center
Deputy Director, Terasaki Research Institute
UCLA Division of Nephrology
Administration/Clinical Research Office
1018 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
424-901-0408 Phone and Fax
Amy D. Waterman, PhD, is a national transplant innovator and a Professor in Residence at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in the Division of Nephrology. She is Director of the Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC), the Deputy Director of the Terasaki Research Institute and a Senior Quality Researcher for the UCLA Kidney Transplant Program. Dr. Waterman is a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation. She serves as Research Committee Chair for the National Kidney Registry and on the Women in Transplantation Committee of the Transplantation Society. In 2018, she received the ClearMark Award of Distinction from the Center for Plain Language for her digital application, My Transplant Coach, as well as a National Health Information Merit Award for two educational initiatives developed by Explore Transplant, a nonprofit consortium founded by Dr. Waterman.
Through her research and educational initiatives, Dr. Waterman seeks to 1) understand the critical, modifiable patient, provider, and system barriers to donation and 2) design interventions to overcome them. Dr. Waterman's research has been supported by over $25 million dollars in federal grants, and she has authored more than 100 research articles and book chapters. She has designed 13 educational programs to help patients and potential living donors make informed transplant decisions. These programs have been disseminated to patients in hundreds of dialysis and transplant settings in the United States, Canada, and South Africa, in multiple languages.
Dr. Waterman received her PhD in Social Psychology with an emphasis on patient education and behavior change from Washington University in St. Louis.
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PubMed articles by Amy Waterman, PhD