Cure CKD

Center for Kidney Disease Research, Education and Hope

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About Us

This collaborative was established to assess the incidence, prevalence, and care of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in two healthcare systems. An infrastructure was created to facilitate and leverage the longstanding research and quality improvement expertise within both the Providence and UCLA systems. We efficiently conduct studies with “Big Data,” derived from electronic health records, to jointly advance awareness, detection, action, and research for CKD. This approach serves dual purposes of informing about the clinical care delivered to patients with, or at-risk for, CKD and producing new knowledge to address unmet needs for this major public health problem.

Contact Us

To learn more about our CURE-CKD projects, please contact:

Co-Principle Investigators: Keith C. Norris [email protected] and Kathy Tuttle [email protected].

Latest Study Update

Learn more about CURE-CKD's work in the article published in the newest issue of ACP Internist.

"It's bad enough that millions of Americans have diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Worse still is how many of them are unaware of their condition, according to experts who spoke at the American Diabetes Association's 2020 Scientific Sessions, held virtually in June."

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Joshua Neumiller, PharmD

Featured Investigator

Joshua J. Neumiller, PharmD, CDCES is the recipient of the 2024 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award, which recognizes a distinguished health professional who has made outstanding educational efforts in the field of diabetes. Dr. Neumiller is a clinical pharmacist, diabetes care and education specialist (DCES), clinical researcher, and a person living with type 1 diabetes. He is a longstanding ADA volunteer, previously serving as editor-in-chief for Diabetes Spectrum®, chair of the ADA’s Professional Practice Committee, and currently serving as president-elect for Health Care & Education.

Susan Wong, MD

Featured Investigator

Dr. Susan Wong, one of our collaborators, has been selected for the extraordinarily prestigious honor of Fulbright Distinguished Professor at the University of Leeds, England, UK for academic year 2024-2025. The Fulbright Award exemplifies qualities of service, leadership, excellence ,and contributions to society. Dr. Wong will investigate the feasibility of adapting kidney palliative care models in the United Kingdom's National Health Service for implementation within the infrastructure of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Keith Norris, MD

Keith Norris, MD

Featured Investigator

Dr. Keith C. Norris is an internationally recognized clinician scientist and health policy leader who has been instrumental in shaping national health policy and clinical practice guidelines for chronic kidney disease (CKD). After graduating Howard University College of Medicine, he completed his residency training and chief residency in internal medicine at Howard University and nephrology at the combined West Los Angeles Veterans Administration-UCLA program.

Kathy Tuttle, MD

Featured Investigator

Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, FASN, FACP, FNKF, is Executive Director for Research at Providence Health Care, Co-Principal Investigator of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Tuttle earned her medical degree and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She was a fellow in Metabolism and Endocrinology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Kathy Tuttle, MD

Get in Touch

To find out more about our CURE-CKD projects, please contact Co-Principle Investigators: Keith C. Norris at [email protected] and Kathy Tuttle at [email protected].