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].

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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."

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.

Keith Norris, MD
Kathy Tuttle, MD

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.

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].